When tragedy strikes we stop and stare helplessly. On the other side of the yellow tape our City Heroes - Toronto Fire Department, brave uninmaginable situations so we don't have to
Guest Speaker:  Fire Chief Matthew Pegg 
Friday, October 22, 2021 - Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:15 PM - 
Topic:  "Inside the yellow tape: A chat with Toronto’s COVID-19 Incident Commander
Host:  President Elect, Jayson Phelps
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Matthew Pegg is the Fire Chief in the City of Toronto, Ontario. Toronto Fire Services is the largest fire service in Canada. Matt is also the General Manager of Emergency Management for the City of Toronto, working closely with Toronto's Office of Emergency Management.
Matt is currently leading the City of Toronto's response to COVID-19 and has served as the COVID-19 Incident Commander throughout the global pandemic. He led the development and continued operation of the most complex incident management system in Toronto's history, including the longest-ever continuous deployment of the Emergency Operations Centre, as well as the development and operation of Toronto's COVID-19 Immunization Task Force.
Prior to being appointed as Fire Chief in Toronto, Matt served as a Deputy Fire Chief in Toronto, Brampton, Ajax and Georgina. Matt is also a licensed mechanic and a commercial pilot.
Matt is a graduate of Dalhousie University in both Leadership and Administration, Queen’s University in Labour Relations and the Schulich School of Business' in Public Management. He is a recipient of the Heroism and Community Service Medal, Ontario Medal of Firefighter’s Bravery, the Canadian Fire Service Exemplary Service Medal and the Ontario Fire Services Long Service medal.
Matt has been awarded the Executive Chief Fire Officer Professional Designation and serves as Honourary Aide de Camp to Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Matt also serves as the inaugural Senior Contributing Editor of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management – accessible online at www.cdnjem.ca.