The appointment was made following the announcement that current Fire Chief and CEMC Scott Richardson will be retiring, at the end of 2016.
Mr. Alexander has spent the past 28 years with the City of Markham Fire and Emergency services. He has been the Deputy Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) for the City of Markham since 2009. He is a resident of the Township of Uxbridge, and is well-known to many as a volunteer fire fighter, with the Uxbridge Fire Department since 1987, and has been a Captain with the Uxbridge Fire Department since 1994.
Pat Molloy, Chair of the Finance and Emergency Services Committee welcomes Mr. Alexander to his new role as Fire Chief. He noted that Mr. Alexander’s extensive experience as a project manager for many large projects in Markham, including the design and construction of new facilities, and the procurement of fire apparatus, set him apart from the other 21 qualified applicants for the position.
“Captain Alexander has shown tremendous leadership and professionalism in his capacity as a volunteer Fire fighter with the Uxbridge Fire Department”, stated Mr. Molloy. “I look forward to working with him in his new role with us and I am confident he will excel at it. On behalf of the Fire Department, Residents, Township Staff and Council, I congratulate Phil on his new position within our department.”
In addition to his role leading the operation and administration of the Fire Department, Chief Alexander will also ensure that the Township and its emergency operations response team continue to be in a state of readiness to effectively respond, in the event of a municipal emergency.