Ajax Fire and Emergency Services is made up of six distinct divisions:

  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Emergency Planning
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Suppression
  • Training

On-duty Fire Suppression and Communications crews work rotating shifts in order to provide 24 hour on-duty coverage. 

The remaining divisions work Monday through Friday during normal business hours, in addition to after-hours on-call responsibilities.

At present, the ever-increasing responsibility for Emergency Planning is performed by the Fire Chief with assistance from various staff.

Fire Chief Dave Lang

Fire Chief Lang is responsible for Ajax Fire and Emergency Services, working closely with the Deputy Chiefs.

Chief Lang has served with the Town of Ajax Fire and Emergency Services since 1984. During his 32 years at Ajax Fire and Emergency Services he has progressed through the ranks holding the positions of Volunteer Firefighter, Full Time Firefighter, Acting Captain, Platoon Chief, Deputy Fire Chief and now Fire Chief.

Chief Lang is a graduate of the Ontario Fire College and has throughout the course of his career acquired significant education from a variety of post-secondary school institutions in the following fields of study: Fire Emergency Service and Rescue, Fire Protection Systems, Fire Protection Technology, Collective Bargaining, Occupational Health and Safety and Labour Relations.

Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Burridge

Deputy Chief Aaron Burridge is responsible for leading the Fire Suppression and Training Divisions of the Ajax Fire and Emergency Services. Working alongside the Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention and Communications, he also works closely with the Fire Chief in an administrative role and may assume the duties of the Fire Chief in his absence.

During his time with Ajax Fire and Emergency Services, Deputy Chief Burridge has held positions including Fire Fighter, Acting Captain, Training Officer and Chief Training Officer, before accepting the position of Deputy Fire Chief in October of 2016.

Deputy Fire Chief Dwayne Snell

Deputy Chief Dwayne Snell is responsible for leading the Fire Prevention and Communication Divisions of the Ajax Fire and Emergency Services. One of the other primary functions is to oversee Emergency Management within the Town of Ajax. Working alongside the Deputy Chief of Suppression and Training Division, he also works closely with the Fire Chief in an administrative role and may assume the duties of the Fire Chief in his absence.

During his 31 years with Ajax Fire and Emergency Services, Deputy Chief Snell has held positions including Fire Fighter, Acting Captain, Captain and Qualified Platoon Chief, before accepting the position of Deputy Fire Chief in July of 2017.

Ajax Fire and Emergency Organization Chart