Kingsville Appoints New Deputy Fire Chief

Posted On Friday October 16, 2020

The Town of Kingsville is pleased to introduce John Quennell as a Deputy Fire Chief, effective immediately. Quennell’s temporary appointment includes leadership and oversight for the Kingsville Fire Department while the current Fire Chief and Deputy Chief are on indefinite leaves of absence at this time.

Quennell’s most recent tenure was at the Town of Lakeshore as Deputy Fire Chief. Previously he was a firefighter with the City of Windsor from 1978 until 2010, where he retired with the rank of Assistant Chief.

“We’re pleased to have Chief Quennell join our municipality and provide leadership during this time,” said Kingsville Mayor, Nelson Santos. “The residents and businesses of Kingsville can rest assured that the Fire Department continues to provide high quality fire and rescue services and will continue to do so as they are called upon in the time of need.”

In this role, John Quennell will report to the town's Chief Administrative Officer and participate as a member of the Municipal Senior Management Team.  All volunteer firefighters, including the station chiefs and full-time staff, will report to Quennell immediately.

Questions can be directed to Kingsville’s Chief Administrative Officer, John Norton.


Phone: 519-350-3826