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Ex Prince George fire chief will head Winnipeg fire service

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Former Prince George, B.C. fire chief John Lane speaks to media after Lakeland Mills fire in 2012 (Photo Credit: Wil Fundal/CBC) 

The former chief of the Prince George Fire Rescue Service will soon command Winnipeg firefighters. 

John Lane quietly resigned from his high profile post in northern B.C. in August of 2013. He had served as the chief since June 2011. 

"He really knows the value of fire based EMS and he's also a firefighter throughout his career," says Alex Forrest.

He heads the union representing Winnipeg fire fighters. "So I believe it's going to be a good fit for Winnipeg."

Lane replaces Reid Douglas who was fired by the city of Winnipeg amid a fire hall scandal.

In Prince George, John Iverson has been promoted to chief after serving as deputy chief. 

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