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Christopher Sturgeon Named Blackville Fire Department Chief

Christopher Sturgeon was named Fire Chief of the Blackville Fire Department in January 2020. Sturgeon has been with the fire department for eleven years and previously held the position of deputy fire chief. Matt Sturgeon has been appointed deputy.

Former Fire Chief Garth Underhill retired from the Blackville Fire Department in December 2019 after more than forty years of service.

A presentation had been planned for the firemen’s appreciation dinner this Spring, however that event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

11 Comments

  1. Les McLaughlin Les McLaughlin on September 10, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations Chris and Matt. And happy retirement Garth. Thank you all for your years of service.

  2. Avatar Stefanie Weinberg on September 10, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Congrats Chris & Matt, and happy retirement dad! It’s wonderful to have such a dedicated team

  3. Avatar Wade Hallihan on September 10, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Congratulations! Fine choice for the brigade

  4. Avatar Edith Campbell on September 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Awesome, Chief! Great job! Congratulations

  5. Avatar Trudy Underhill on September 10, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Congratulations Christopher! This is awesome!

  6. Avatar Carla Allison on September 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Congratulations Chris from Dungarvon ATV Club.

  7. Avatar Dorothy Jones on September 10, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Congratulations Christopher and Matt

  8. Avatar Lacey Underhill on September 11, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Congratulations Christopher, you will do a wonderful job!!

  9. Avatar Ann Martin on September 11, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Omg we are so proud of you and Matthew, I’m sure your dad, nanny and granddad Sturgeon are all dancing up in heaven with pride… all the best to you both

  10. Avatar Darcy Stewart on September 11, 2020 at 5:40 am

    Congratulations Christopher! Your Dad would be over the Moon. The FD was always near and dear to him – to see his son as chief would make him very proud

  11. Avatar Heather McCormack on September 11, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Wow! Christopher
    Hard work paying off! Congratulations!

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