Monday, June 19, 2023

Prince Rupert Deputy Fire Chief Chad Cooper departs for Chief's Post in Terrace

Former Prince Rupert Deputy Fire Chief is now the Chief
for the Terrace Department 
(Photo from City of Terrace)

The City of Prince Rupert has seen a long serving member and Deputy Chief of its Fire Department make the drive an hour and a half  to the east to take up new duties in Terrace.

The City of Terrace announced today, that Chad Cooper has joined their Department taking on the position of Chief of the Fire Service in that community.

The official announcement noting that Cooper's first day on the job was on Wednesday, June 14,

The new top fire official for Terrace was excited for his new career path,

“I am very excited to be joining Terrace Fire Department and serve the residents of Terrace. I am eager to get started working with the talented team at Terrace Fire Department and make a positive impact for our community”- Fire Chief Cooper 

The City of Terrace's Mayor Sean Bujtas welcomed their new Fire Chief as well today.

“I’d like to welcome Chief Cooper to Terrace and thank former Fire Chief John Klie for his service to the community. We are looking forward to working with Chief Cooper in the coming years.” 

The former Prince Rupert Deputy chief served the city for more less a decade, he arrived in Prince Rupert  from his previous work in Flin Flon, Manitoba where he had served as Fire Chief.

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The City of Prince Rupert posted the Deputy Chief position in Mid May, the Deadline for the Prince Rupert opportunity closed on June 8th.

Correction to above: After a dig into our archives, turns out we were over generous in our accounting of years of service in Prince Rupert;  the now Chief of the Terrace Department joined the Prince Rupert  Fire/Rescue Department in 2019. 

We have corrected to the above to reflect that, our Apologies for the error.

More notes on the work of Emergency Responders across the Northwest can be reviewed from our archive page.


  1. More than a decade? Try 4 years. He moved here in 2019.

    1. Correct you are ... we were a tad off on that service record. He also won't be closing in on that mark now it would appear. NCR