Changing of the Guard
Fire Chief Tony Stong
On July 20th, 2018 Tony Stong moved into the position of Fire Chief for the Township of Ramara as Dave McCarthy retired.
Tony brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and experience. He is a graduate from Carleton University and first joined the ranks of the Ramara volunteer firefighters in 1997. His 21 years in the fire service coupled with his pursuit of continuing education have expanded his passion and desire to continue to move the municipal fire service forward in its delivery of excellence.
Tony first progressed in the fire service in 2002 becoming the Training Coordinator for Ramara Fire and Rescue Services, establishing a curriculum and concrete plan for the further development of Ramara's perpetual training for the fire service. In 2004 he was promoted to Fire Administrator and became Ramara Fire and Rescue Services first full-time employee, working with then part time Chief Ted Conway. In 2013 the Fire Service re-established the position of Deputy Chief into the Fire Department's organizational chart and Tony took on that title.
With the retirement of Dave McCarthy after his 43 years of admirable service with Ramara Fire and Rescue Services, he has passed the reigns along to Tony. We look forward to the continued success of the Ramara Fire and Rescue Services and its fiscally responsible management and growth.
Deputy Fire Chief Rob McCarthy
Rob has been a member of Ramara Fire and Rescue since 1995, originally starting as a Firefighter at Station One in Brechin. In 2007 he moved to Station Three at Fawkham and took on the position of Training Officer. As of July 3rd 2018, he became Deputy Chief.
Rob is a lifelong resident of Ramara Township. He is a father of two, and his daughter joined the Fire Department during last year's recruitment. His previous work experience was most recently in the aggregate industry as a Plant Manager for Lafarge operating sites in the Stouffville area for many years before coming back to run the Brechin Plant for the last four.