Meet the Command Staff
Meet the Surrey Fire Service Command Staff.
The Surrey Fire Service is a dynamic, innovative fire service that serves one of Canada's fastest growing cities.
The Command Staff is a group of equally dynamic people with a wealth of experience from both inside and outside of the fire service. Together, under the leadership of Fire Chief Thomas, they work to keep Surrey on the cutting edge of the emergency services sector.
Contact any of the command staff by calling our non-emergency number, 604-543-6700.
Chief Larry Thomas
Chief Thomas is responsible for overall fire department administration, representation and serves as Surrey's Emergency Coordinator.
Deputy Chief John Lehmann
Deputy Chief John Lehmann is responsible for Training and Operations.
Deputy Chief Dave Burns
Deputy Chief Dave Burns is responsible for Labour Relations, Human Resources and Fleet.
Deputy Chief Mark Griffioen
Deputy Chief Mark Griffioen is responsible for Community Risk Reduction and Emergency Planning.
Deputy Chief Jason Cairney
Deputy Chief Jason Cairney is responsible for Fire Prevention and Information Technology.
Assistant Chief Shelley Morris
Assistant Chief Shelley Morris is responsible for Emergency Planning and Community Engagement.
Assistant Chief Ben Dirksen
Assistant Chief Ben Dirksen is responsible for Operations.
Assistant Chief Rob Aldcorn
Assistant Chief Rob Aldcorn is responsible for Training.
Assistant Chief Steve Serbic
Assistant Chief Steve Serbic is responsible for Operations.
Executive Assistant Julie Grover
Executive Assistant Julie Grover is responsible for Confidential Correspondence, Freedom of Information and Special Projects.
Assistant to the Fire Chief - Finance Manager Pierre Robinson
Pierre Robinson is responsible for Finance.
Strategic Planning Analyst Chris Biantoro
Assistant to the Fire Chief, Chris Biantoro is responsible for Strategic Planning.
Communications Manager Shannon Harris
Communications Manager Shannon Harris is responsible for managing the Dispatch Centre.
Operational Analyst Lakhveer Aulakh
Operational Analyst Lakhveer Aulakh is responsible for Operational Support.
Administrative Coordinator Shristee Kumar
Administrative Coordinator Shristee Kumar is responsible for Confidential Correspondence and Special Projects.