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Canadian fire chief dies after being struck by vehicle at conference

Schreiber Fire Department Chief Pat Bourguignon was on his way back to his hotel after the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs conference when he was hit by a vehicle


By FireRescue1 Staff

TORONTO — A fire chief died last week after being struck by a vehicle at the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs conference.

The Star reported that Schreiber Fire Department Chief Pat Bourguignon, a 39-year fire veteran, was on his way back to his hotel after the conference when he was struck by a vehicle.

Police said Chief Bourguignon was transported to the hospital with a head and chest injury, where he later died, according to CTV News.

Officials said the area was experiencing a power outage at the time of the incident due to a windstorm.

“Pat was an amazing man and passionately dedicated to his family, his work as a dedicated volunteer firefighter for 34 years and Schreiber’s fire chief since 2009,” Mayor Mark Figliomeni wrote in a press release.

 

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