The Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville has today announced veteran firefighter Ken Block as the new Fire Rescue Commissioner for Victoria.
Ken has extensive experience in the fire and emergency services and has served as a firefighter since 1980.
Most recently, Ken has held the position of Chief Fire Officer at Edmonton Fire Rescue Services in Canada since 2009 and has served as President of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs.
Ken’s prior role has had a focus on community safety and preparedness, which is in alignment with CFA’s strategic direction.
“CFA will work collaboratively with Ken and our emergency services partners to ensure we have the best possible fire service as we protect and empower Victorians to be prepared for fire.” CFA CEO and Chief Officer Steve Warrington said.
“Both agencies are committed to the safety of Victorians and we know that our CFA members will proudly assist their communities and our emergency services colleagues in times of need.”