Les Karpluk

Les Karpluk began his career with the Prince Albert Fire Department in 1982 and worked his way up through the ranks. In 2006 he was promoted as the Fire Chief for the Prince Albert Fire Department. Les has certificates in fire service leadership and fire service administration through Dalhousie University, a bachelor of applied business: emergency services through Lakeland College and numerous other university courses.

Les has received numerous awards including: Prior of The Priory of Canada, Most venerable order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem Serving Brother Medal and certificate (2002), Canadian Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal (2002), Chief Fire Officer Designation (Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs), 2005, Career Fire Chief of the Year (Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs), (2009) Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal (2010), Canadian Fire Services Medal for 30-years of Exemplary Service (2012) and the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013). 

Les has been a speaker at numerous conferences across Canada and is a regular contributor to Fire Chief in Canada and Fire Fighting in Canada.  He has authored and co-authored 60 articles and in addition to writing trade articles, he facilitates for Dalhousie University, Lakeland College and is currently the second vice president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. 

You can contact Les at: l.karpluk@sasktel.net.

Karpluk: Is Leadership Becoming Over-complicated?

Karpluk: Is Leadership Becoming Over-complicated?

Karpluk: Book Quotes to Help You Become Better

Karpluk: Book Quotes to Help You Become Better

Karpluk: Five Myths on Fire Service Leadership

Karpluk: Five Myths on Fire Service Leadership

Karpluk: Reflecting on 32 Years in the Fire Service

Karpluk: Reflecting on 32 Years in the Fire Service

Karpluk: Leadership Styles for Your Fire Department

Karpluk: Leadership Styles for Your Fire Department

Karpluk: Books to Add to Your Shelf, Open Your Mind

Karpluk: Books to Add to Your Shelf, Open Your Mind

Karpluk: Old Words Create New Ways

Karpluk: Old Words Create New Ways

Karpluk: Changes to the Fire Department's Culture

Karpluk: Changes to the Fire Department's Culture

Karpluk: Ethics Lessons from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Karpluk: Ethics Lessons from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Karpluk: Where Should Leaders Focus Their Efforts?

Karpluk: Where Should Leaders Focus Their Efforts?

Karpluk: When You Become Your Buddy's Boss

Karpluk: When You Become Your Buddy's Boss

Karpluk: Authenticity Can Set Leaders Apart

Karpluk: Authenticity Can Set Leaders Apart

Karpluk: Should Fire Service Leaders be Idealists?

Karpluk: Should Fire Service Leaders be Idealists?

Karpluk: Welcome to Fire Les-sons on Leadership

Karpluk: Welcome to Fire Les-sons on Leadership

 

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