July 17 Announcement from Interim CAO Angie Legault:
I am very pleased to announce that Matt Treit will be joining the SCRD on August 6, 2019, to take up the responsibilities associated with the newly created position of Manager, Protective Services.
Matt’s background includes over 26 years of experience in the field of firefighting and protective services, with 7 of those years as a paid Fire Chief. In addition to a NFPA 1001 Level II certificate, Matt holds a Fire and Safety Studies Diploma, a Fire Prevention Officer Certificate, and a certificate in Emergency Management from the Justice Institute of BC. In addition to being a Fire Service Instructor, Matt has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of British Columbia.
Matt joins us from the District of Coldstream where he has spent the past 3 years working as Protective Services Coordinator, with responsibilities that included revising the District’s Emergency Plan, writing Operational Guidelines, writing the new Fire Protection bylaw, developing policies and procedures, constructing a training manual based on the Playbook, and serving as a resource to the local Fire Chiefs with regards to policy issues, equipment selection, and training.
Prior to Coldstream, Matt was the Fire Chief for the District of Tumbler Ridge and earned the designation of Chief Fire Officer through the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of fire service delivery, including training, operations and prevention. Matt took on the task of rewriting their Emergency Plan, developed capital and operating budgets, and he prepared reports for and appeared before council. Matt’s time in Tumbler Ridge also included over 20 years as a teacher with 2 of those years as a Vice Principal.
The Manager, Protective Services role is responsible for coordinating, standardizing, and integrating improvements to the delivery of emergency services in the Regional District. In addition to our Fire Chiefs, Matt will work closely with Carolyn Hayman, Corporate Safety Officer, who started with the SCRD today (June 17th), in her capacity as a Deputy Coordinator for the Sunshine Coast Emergency Program. Matt will also be working closely with our local Fire Departments, provincial contacts, SCRD staff, our member municipalities, elected officials, and all of the agencies, organizations, and volunteers connected with protective services.
Please join us in congratulating Matt Treit and in welcoming him and his family to the Sunshine Coast in about 7 weeks.