We are a team of fire safety professionals with passion for due diligence and safety within the fire service. Our passion comes from our years of experience - our management team knows what can happen to front line personnel when adherence to training procedures and protocols is not complemented with comprehensive corporate due diligence by both the Authority Having Jurisdiction for a fire department and the fire department officers.
With over 85 years of combined experience, our management team has a wealth of real world experience to draw upon. After leaving leadership positions within the fire service, we recognized our complementary skill sets and leveraged the synergies they offered to form a consulting firm like no other. We provide our clients with informed, effective solutions to meet their regulatory compliance challenges.
We can offer comprehensive service because we have comprehensive experience. Below are brief biographies of each of our principles and associates.
Bob Turley (principle) has spent 30 years in the fire service. He served for 10 years as a career firefighter in Prince George and 20 years with the Office of the Fire Commissioner, realizing career progression from Inspector to Regional Fire Commissioner and then Deputy Fire Commissioner, Provincial Operations.
Bob is an expert in fire department organization and fire investigation. He has provided advice and assistance to all levels of government, fire chiefs, fire departments and First Nations communities. He has conducted numerous Fire Protection Surveys at the request of local governments, many of which resulted in the establishment of new services or changes to existing operations. Bob represented the Office of the Fire Commissioner on numerous interagency committees involving fire prevention and suppression, wildland interface, firefighter training and establishment of 911 systems, to name a few.
He has worked as a fire investigation consultant and as an instructor/program developer for the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He has written several fire prevention and fire investigation articles in trade magazines for the insurance industry.
In 2003 Bob was a member of the Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre and was responsible for all structural fire fighting during the Provincial Declared State of Emergency. He created the first and only Provincial Fire Service under the Emergency Program Act.
Glen Sanders (principle) was a member of the Shawnigan Lake Volunteer Fire Department for 33 years, 21 as Fire Chief. During this time Glen oversaw the construction of two new fire stations and a fire rescue boat base. He was also involved in the purchase of 14 pieces of apparatus and related equipment to keep pace with the rapid development in his home community.
Glen is a Past President of the Fire Chiefs' Association of BC (FCABC) and was made an Honourary Life Member in 2008 for his years of service on the Executive Board. In 2006 Glen was named the Canadian Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. He served on many advisory boards and committees and was instrumental in the formation of the Fire Service Government Liaison Group.
Glen co-developed and presented the new Fire Chief orientation seminars at the FCABC conferences. He is a strong advocate for all communities in developing a new out of district response policy for auto extrication and other life threatening emergencies.
In 2005 Glen was a co-recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Public Safety Award for his work on an innovative initiative to reduce the public and firefighter safety risks related to marijuana grow operations. It was Glen's vision to create the Fire Service Model Project now underway by the FCABC.
Glen operated a successful business in Victoria for 29 years and is well respected in the business community.
Dave Ferguson (associate) has over thirty years of experience in the fire service in British Columbia. He joined British Columbia's Office of the Fire Commissioner in 2005 where he served in a number of different capacities. He retired in January 2012 from the position of Deputy Fire Commissioner and Executive Director, Mitigation for Emergency Management BC. Dave's key areas of responsibility included Fire and Life Safety Public Education, enforcement of the Fire Services Act and the British Columbia Fire Code, stakeholder relations with the British Columbia Fire Service and the Province's Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers programs.
Dave served as a member of the Cowichan Bay Volunteer Fire Rescue for 27 years and retired as the Fire Chief after serving in this position for nine years. Dave was a member of the executive board of the Fire Chiefs Association of BC and sat on a variety of committees for that association.
Dave has over twenty-five years of involvement with Muscular Dystrophy Canada and is currently the Secretary and Co-Treasurer of the National Board of Directors. He also sits on the Executive Committee, the Governance and Mandate Committee and the Audit and Finance Committee.
Dave is a career banker with over 38 years' experience, is a member and past president of the Cowichan Foundation and a former trustee of the Cowichan Bay Improvement District.