District of Sooke Announces New Fire Chief

December 1, 2016

[Sooke, BC]  The District of Sooke is pleased to announce the hiring of Kenn Mount as the Fire Chief for the District of Sooke. Mr. Mount will officially be appointed the position at the next Regular Council meeting and will begin on January 1, 2017.

Kenn Mount recently held the position of the Regional Fire Chief at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, located in Salmon Arm. His experience entails management and administration of 13 Fire Departments in the Regional District, including coordinating training, fire prevention and departmental initiatives. “I am excited about the opportunity to move to the West coast and look forward to working with the excellent firefighters in the community of Sooke,” states Kenn Mount.

“Mr. Mount brings tremendous experience and leadership qualities to the District of Sooke,“ commented Chief Administrative Officer, Teresa Sullivan. “His demonstrated success as a Fire Chief in a multifaceted regional district speaks for itself, and he will be an invaluable addition to the fire department and senior leadership team.”

Media Contact:
Teresa Sullivan
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Sooke
Tel: (250) 642-1634
Email: tsullivan@sooke.ca

Pictured are Regional District Fire Chief Kenn Mount (L) and assistant regional fire chief Sean Coubrough (R)
image credit: Barb Brouwer/Market News