Nick began his career in the fire service in 2005 with the East-Zorra Tavistock Fire Department, Innerkip Station as a volunteer firefighter. Pursuing a career in the service, he was hired by the Kitcher Fire Department shortly after in 2006. Rising to the rank of captain, in Kitchener, Nick knew that he had his sights on a management position as he was promoted to District Chief in Innerkip and returned to school to pursue further education and skills. In 2022 Nick graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Master’s Degree in Public Safety and a graduate diploma in Emergency Management. In July of 2023, Nick began a new role as Director of Emergency Service/Fire Chief for the Municipality of Thames Centre. Nick is a very passionate firefighter and loves improving the service to the community wherever he has been. Firefighter safety is paramount to him as he works to protect the wellbeing of the men and women that he has the privilege of working with. With a dance studio owning-wife, and a heartfelt connection to this organization’s initiative, he felt that he had to contribute to this great cause by showing off his agile steps. He can’t wait to get out on the dance floor and cut-a-rug!
'I've been a PCP with Middlesex-London Paramedic Service for about a year and half now. I'm taking part in DWTS 911 because I enjoy watching DTWS on TV and have always thought it would be fun to participate, especially EMS/CACC edition. Also, I love the defib donation happening with the event and the DMMF honouring those fallen in the line of duty. Definitely a great cause and I'm excited to be a part of it.' - Michelle