Kim Ayotte

Kim Ayotte is the Fire Chief for the City of Ottawa and is responsible for the efficient and effective operations and management of the Ottawa Fire Services in keeping with the City’s guiding philosophy and values.

The fire service provides not only fire suppression services, but also special operations (water/ice rescue, auto extrication, hazmat, high angle rope rescue, confined space rescue, structural collapse/trench rescue and disaster support), as well as fire prevention (public education, code enforcement, fire investigations) and support services such as Dispatch, Training, Safety, Maintenance and equipment. 

Kim has been a member of the fire service for 29 years (the last 15 years with Ottawa Fire). He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and received the professional designation of Chief Fire Officer in 2011 and Executive Chief Fire Officer in 2018. 

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