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Deputy Chief Pinch

Chief Pinch

Chief Steven Pinch has 34 years of experience in the fire service starting as a member of the Peace Dale Fire Station. In 1995 Chief Pinch was elected Captain of his station. In 1997 he was appointed Deputy Chief by the Board of Wardens and appointed Chief in 2016. Chief Pinch is Pro-Board Incident Safety Officer and holds a BS in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University.

Deputy Chief Collinson

Deputy Chief Collinson

Deputy Chief Richard Collinson has 37 years of experience in the fire service starting as a member of the West Kingston Fire Department. In 1983 Chief Collinson was elected Captain of his station. In 2005 he was appointed Deputy Chief by the Board of Wardens. Chief Collinson is the training officer for the District.

Deputy Chief Whaley

Deputy Chief Whaley

Deputy Chief Lance Whaley has 33 years of experience in the fire service starting as a member of the Forest Fire Department. In 1996 Chief Whaley was elected Captain of his station. In 2014 he was appointed Deputy Chief by the Board of Wardens. Chief Whaley is the Special Operations and Communications officer for the District.

Deputy chief Cinquegrana

Deputy Chief Cinquegrana

Deputy Chief Tony Cinquegrana has 23 years of experience in the fire service starting as a member of the Forest Fire Department. In 2010 Chief Cinquegrana was elected Captain of his station. In 2014 he was appointed Deputy Chief by the Board of Wardens. Chief Cinquegrana is the Vehicle Operations and Vehicle Maintenance officer for the District.