FDNH Chief resigns after just under nine months - Nov. 30
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
After just under nine months on the job, Fire Department of North Huron Chief Ryan Ladner has resigned from his position.
In an e-mail sent to all members of the department on Monday, just before 5 p.m., Ladner said he would be moving on to a new position and that his last day in North Huron would be Dec. 11.
“This fire department has a solid core of people who are dedicated to the fire service and serving this community’s residents,” Ladner said in his e-mail. “I have accepted an offer in the fire service and I am honoured to receive that promotion.”
In an e-mail to The Citizen, Ladner confirmed that he had resigned, but said that due to the agency that has hired him on, his next position had to be kept under wraps for the time being.
He did, however, wish the department and all of the firefighters well.
“What I can say is that it was an honour and a privilege to work for the [Fire Department of North Huron],” he said. “The firefighters are very dedicated to the fire service and I wish them well.”
Ladner was hired on to succeed long-time chief David Sparling. His time with the municipality officially began on April 1.
“Under Chief Sparling’s leadership, the Fire Department of North Huron has become one of the most respected fire services in Ontario and it is my goal to continue with this success,” Ladner was quoted as saying in a press release announcing his hiring earlier this year. “I am honoured to accept this position and look forward to working with and supporting the volunteer firefighters that proudly serve the community.”
Keep watching The Citizen as this situation develops further.