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District of Elkford welcomes new deputy fire chief to town, Enzo Calla

Calla joins the Elkford Fire Department with over 28 years of experience under his belt
The District of Elkford announced Enzo Calla as the new deputy fire chief with the Elkford Fire Department on May 4, 2022. (Courtesy of the District of Elkford)

The District of Elkford has announced a new deputy fire chief, Enzo Calla.

“Things are heating up in Elkford: there’s a new deputy in town!” reads a press release from the district.

Calla is coming from the city of Campbell River, and has over 28 years of experience in fire services and emergency management, with “numerous” certifications and accreditations to boot.

“He joins the District of Elkford’s Fire Chief, Curtis Nyuli, to help lead Elkford’s Fire Rescue and Emergency Services as its second-in-command—and it would be difficult to imagine a more qualified candidate for this task!”

Calla is a former deputy fire chief and emergency program manager for the District of Taylor, and a former platoon captain with View Royal Fire Department.

“Deputy Chief Calla has an impressive background in planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the operations of a fire department. He is also well versed in fire department operating guidelines, emergency management, emergency support services, EOC operations, regulations, public education, policies and applicable fire and building codes in British Columbia,” the release says.

Calla said he is “so pleased” to join the Elkford Fire Department.

“Elkford offers everything I love about firefighting: every day is different, there’s always something new to learn and the team has a strong sense of camaraderie, integrity, accountability, respect and commitment to service excellence. It’s great to join such a progressive department that is equally well supported by the community and by council alike.”

Nyuli welcomed Calla to the team on behalf of the department.

“We are so glad that he and his family have chosen Elkford as their new home! Deputy Chief Calla boasts a diverse background in fire and emergency services, and we’re looking forward to working closely with him over the coming years.”

Calla said: “My wife, Paula, and I are looking forward to meeting everyone, enjoying the trails and the golf course and finding a sense of home here.”

The release concludes: “Please join us in warmly welcoming Deputy Chief Calla and Paula to Elkford!”

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