Jul 8, 2019

Larry Thomas – Fire Chief – City of Surrey

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search was retained by the City of Surrey to assist in the recruitment of its next Fire Chief with the retirement of long-serving Chief, Len Garis. PFM is happy to share the announcement of Larry Thomas’ appointment as the new Fire Chief of the City of Surrey. Larry has had a long and distinguished career with the Surrey Fire Service spanning 30 years where he previously held the positions of Firefighter, Fire Suppression Captain, and Deputy Chief of Operations. In his new role, Larry will be responsible for leading the Surrey Fire Service in the delivery of fire suppression, first response, protection, education, prevention and safety services for residents and visitors of Surrey. Larry serves as the Lower Mainland Zone Director for the Fire Chiefs Association of BC and is the Vice President of the Greater Vancouver Fire Chiefs Association. Larry also volunteers as Director, Board Vice Chair and Finance Committee Chair for Surrey Hospital Foundation.

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