New fire department chief in Sainte-Thérèse

The City of Sainte-Thérèse announced the appointment of Christian Legault, as Director of the Fire Department. In his new role since August 3, he succeeds Richard Grenier, who has been in Sainte-Thérèse for 43 years.
A homecoming
Christian Legault began his career as a firefighter in 1992 with the Montreal Fire Department (SIM). From 1999 to 2005, he worked as a part-time firefighter for the City of Sainte-Thérèse. Passionate about his profession, he chose to undertake a second parallel career in 2001, that of a teacher at the Institut de Protection contre les Incendies du Québec (IPIQ) in Laval, until last year., at the time of his appointment as head of the SIM operations division. His return to the City of Sainte-Thérèse as Director of the Fire Safety Service is the logical continuation of his career path, a new step that he undertakes with great determination.
“We are delighted to be able to welcome Mr. Legault back to the City of Sainte ‑ Thérèse, this time in the position of director. His vast experience will be put to good use quickly, since he will notably be entrusted with the implementation of the new structure of the full-time barracks service. We are confident that he will be able to meet this challenge while maintaining the excellent level of services offered to Theresians,” said the mayoress of Sainte ‑ Thérèse, Ms. Sylvie Surprenant.
A well-deserved retirement
NSN covered last week the emotional ceremony of retirement of Richard Grenier, who led a brilliant career within the City of Sainte-Thérèse. He started in 1976, as an auxiliary firefighter alongside his father, himself a part-time firefighter at the time. With a heart for work and showing exemplary dedication, Mr. Grenier rose through the ranks over time to be appointed Director of the Service in 2007. In 2013, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Elizabeth II for services rendered to the population.
To mark his retirement, the directors of the Entraide de la sécuritéendie des Basses-Laurentides gathered on August 14 at the Sainte-Thérèse barracks to make him a guard of honor. A gesture of solidarity which testifies to the great appreciation of his peers and which will undoubtedly remain engraved in his memory!
“The profession of firefighter is a vocation! The members of the municipal council of the City of Sainte-Thérèse would like to thank Mr. Grenier for his dedication to the community during all these years. We wish him a pleasant and well-deserved retirement! », said Ms. Surprenant.