1983 - 1988
Tom Minhinnett was born on January 7, 1929. Minhinnett was appointed Fire Chief on May 7, 1983. As Fire Chief, Minhinnett had to face the financial challenges faced by many in the 1980's. The City of Calgary was recieving less money for municipal services, which meant less revenue was devoted to the Fire Department. Despite these challenges, the department was able to avoid firefighter layoffs during the first few years of the decade and saw the creation of Disaster Services within the Fire Department. Chief Tom Minhinnett retired on May 6, 1988.