Serge Tremblay, Town Manager
In 1978, Serge Tremblay began his firefighting career working for the Municipalité de Baie-James. A year later, he was hired as a professional firefighter by Ville St-Laurent, where he remained until 1985. He then joined the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal working the next nine years as a professional firefighter. During these years, Serge Tremblay pursued his firefighting career with great passion and sense of duty, while continuing university studies. (Bachelor of education (UQAM), certificate in human resources management (HEC) and certificate in industrial accident and disease prevention (École Polytechnique de Montréal). From 1980 to 1995, in addition to his work, Mr. Tremblay taught to over 1,500 firefighter cadets.
From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Tremblay was successively director of the Pierrefonds and Laval fire departments and assistant director in Montréal. On November 22, 2004, he became director of the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal until his retirement on May 31, 2013. He is also the emergency preparedness coordinator for the agglomeration of Montréal.
Serge Tremblay has received awards from the Gouvernement du Québec and Ville de Montréal for acts of courage and bravery, and in 2006, he was named Canada’s Full-time Fire Chief of the Year by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. During his career, he has received medals for his 20 and 30 years of distinguished service from the Chancellery of Honours. On December 16, 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Since June 5, 2013, Mr. Serge Tremblay is the Town Manager of Ville de Saint-Lazare. He can be characterized by his effectiveness, professionalism and thoroughness.