Released May 31, 2019
WEYBURN – The City of Weyburn and Weyburn Fire Department are pleased to welcome Denis Poulin as the new Deputy Fire Chief.
Poulin most recently worked in Alberta for the Drayton Valley/Brazeau County Fire Services. He has a background in primary care paramedics, municipal health and safety, software programming and network technologies, commercial diving, as well as a bachelor degree from Cape Breton University in emergency management.
“My father was an RCMP officer and he would tell me stories as a young boy of all the incidents that he had been to where he was unable to help citizens in distress,” Poulin said.
“I promised him that someday I would be in a position to help those individuals. I have and shall continue to fulfill that promise.”
Born in Montreal, Que., Poulin spent most of his life growing up in the Town of Milton, west of Toronto. He has two children, Gabrielle and Chantal, who live with their mother in Ontario. He is excited to live in Weyburn and start a new chapter in his career and hopes to have some family move to Weyburn in the future.
“To bring my skill set to a fire service extremely rich in history and help provide a top quality emergency service to the residents of this picturesque city,” Poulin said.
“Living here will also allow me to finally learn how to spell Saskatchewan correctly.”
Fire Chief Simon Almond said Poulin stood out in an extensive nation-wide search, one which saw numerous very worthy candidates apply, due to his extensive experience in fire service operations and emergency management.
“It is my belief that Deputy Chief Poulin will be an excellent fit for our community due to not only his vast knowledge and experience, but also his passion and commitment to not only the fire services, but also the community he serves,” Chief Almond added.