Andy Thiessen

Fire Chief – #151

Favorite Memory

There are many and all are special. A couple that stand out are becoming the Fire Chief of Morden Fire & Rescue. Then would be the first call as Fire Chief, the Anhydrous Ammonia Leak. My first MVA as a firefighter and first fatality. The fire at Ecusta Fiber yard site. Appreciation suppers supplied by Morden Town Council and the joy it is to present awards of service to my fellow firefighters. Again, there are many memories, too many to mention.

Basic Information

Years Of Service

32 with Morden. 4 with Killarney. Total 36.

Reason For Joining

Originally I joined because I wanted to be part of the community.


City of Morden


Fire Chief, Fire Fighting Level 1 & 11, Emergency Services Instructor, Fire Services Inspector Level I & II, Fire Service Investigations Level I & II, Vehicle Extrication, Farm Accident Rescue, Rescue Practices, Radio Operator, Youth Fire Stop, Hazardous Materials Operation Specialist, Fire Ground Management, Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C, Fireworks Supervisor Level 1, Pump Operations, School Bus Rescue, Incident Command  System, ICS Canada 1-200, Basic Incident Command System, Rural Company Officer, Traffic Control Seminar, Introduction to High Hazard Occupancies (F-1) Seminar, Past Board Director – Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, Past President of Manitoba Association Of Fire Chiefs, Member on Board of Directors for Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs, Member Manitoba Emergency Services College Advisory Committee, Member Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation, Member Building Inspectors Local Area Committee.