Chief Bruce Montone
Chief Montone has been actively employed in the Fire Service for 38 years.
He has served as a volunteer Firefighter, as a career Firefighter and Officer and later as Chief Fire Prevention Officer and as Fire Chief in Northern Ontario.
Chief Montone served with the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal from 1987 to 2002 serving in the field as a Fire Services Advisor and later, Manager of the Northern Fire Protection Program and also as Operations Manager for all of Southern Ontario.
In 2002 Chief Montone was appointed Deputy Fire Chief for our nation’s capital, the City of Ottawa. Chief Montone was responsible for the Communications Division, Special Operations Division, comprised of Haz-Mat/CBRNE, all rescue activities including water and ice, Auto-Extrication, High Angle, Confined Space, Trench and USAR Operations. The Divisions of Fire Prevention, Training, Safety, and Maintenance completed his portfolio. Later, during restructuring Chief Montone’s portfolios included Community Standards, Education, Planning & Innovation.
Chief Montone is a Past Chairman of Government Relations for the Canadian Association of Fire Chief’s. He is also past Chairman of the Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee (TERC) of Canada. The Chief is a PESC certified Program Evaluator. He has a long active history with emergency services in a variety of areas including, Standards of Cover, Risk Assessment, Deployment, officer development, employee wellness, performance improvement, program evaluation and team building.
Chief Montone’s organizational beliefs and focus have always included the cornerstones; Safety of firefighters and their performance, customer service, and professionalism. His favourite trait … loyalty.
When not at work you can always find the Chief, golfing or on his Harley.