New Fire & Rescue Services Chief announced

We’re pleased to announce that Mike Danks has been appointed as the new Chief of District of North Van Fire & Rescue Services. Chief Danks served as Deputy Fire Chief, overseeing emergency operations with the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (DNVFRS) since June 2023.

“I’m proud to be a part of such a cohesive group of firefighters on the District Fire and Rescue Services team,” says Chief Mike Danks. “I look forward to serving the community that I live and play in.”

During his firefighting career, Chief Danks has held progressively senior roles in Fire and Rescue Services with City of North Vancouver, being named assistant fire chief in 2020. Chief Danks has volunteered with North Shore Rescue since 1996, serving in various leadership roles.

Chief Danks has completed his search and rescue management certificate and search and rescue leadership certificate. Currently, through the Justice Institute, he is completing Fire Officer IV while working through the Fire Executive Management Certificate with BCIT.

“For decades, Chief Danks has demonstrated excellence and leadership in emergency response for our community,” says District of North Vancouver Mayor Mike Little. “I am very confident he will continue to provide excellent leadership for our fire services going forward.”