(Left to right) Deputy Chief Hubbard, Deputy Chief Masson, Chief Weinberger & Deputy Chief Rabel
Chief Weinberger began his fire career with the Pincher Creek Emergency Services in 1992 as a Firefighter/EMT. In 1999, he was promoted to the Regional Fire Chief in Pincher Creek. In 2006, he moved to Fort McMurray to assume the role of Deputy Fire Chief for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. In August of 2011 he moved back to southern Alberta and accepted the role as City of Airdrie Fire Chief.
Chief Rabel has been a proud member of the fire service since 1977. He began his firefighting career with the Fort McMurray Fire Department but moved back to southern Alberta in 1980 to join the Calgary Fire Department. During his time there, he worked his way through the suppression ranks, becoming a Captain in 2007. Chief Rabel retired from the Calgary Fire Department in 2010, taking a position as District Chief for the Rocky View County Fire Service. Chief Rabel assumed his current position with the AFD in 2012.
Ken Hubbard began his fire career as a volunteer firefighter with the AFD in 1986. In 1996 he was one of the successful candidates who joined the Airdrie Emergency Services original eight full-time EMS/Firefighters. Chief Hubbard was promoted to Chief Fire Training Officer in 2002, and is presently the Deputy Chief of Training and Community Safety.
Deputy Chief Linda Masson has been with the City of Airdrie Fire Department for 11 years. She holds a Management Certificate from the University of Calgary and a Certificate in Fire Service Leadership from Dalhousie University. Deputy Chief Masson manages the Business Services Unit responsible for budgets, business plans, data management, contracts, recruiting, labour relations and the admin support team. She is also responsible for the AFD's public relations and education initiatives.
Airdrie Fire Department Administration