Monty Armstrong, MA

Monty Armstrong, MA

Senior Emergency Management Expert

Monty is an expert at leading and building teams, solving issues, workplace needs assessments, operational planning and multimillion dollar budgets. He is a decisive, diplomatic and clear communicator with internal and external stakeholders. A stable and effective leader in pressure-ridden, time sensitive and stressful environments. Sincere and honest with a high level of personal and professional integrity, ready to accept more challenge.

Current Responsibilities

Emergency Management

Years of Experience



British Columbia


Labour Management Relations Certificate – University of Saskatchewan
Executive Chief Fire Officer – CAFC
Fire Officer Certificate – JIBC
Safety Codes Officer Level 2, Groups B&C – Safety Codes Council
Applied Science Technologist Fire Protection – ASTTBC
Certified Fire Protection Specialist – NFPA
Executive Management Program – Simon Fraser University
Masters of Arts in Leadership & Training – Royal Roads University
Fire Service Leadership Diploma


Member Grade – Institute of Fire Engineers
NFPA 1021, 1033, 1031, 1041, 1035, 1521, 1001
Registered Fire Protection Technician


  • 2017 – Present – Deputy Fire Chief, Langley, BC
    Reporting directly to the Fire Chief, currently responsible for all Fire Operations
    and Administration.
  • 2010 – Present – SME Consultant,
    Provide expertise in the delivery of all aspects of public safety including operations, fire prevention and inspection programs, and technology. Development, delivery, and instruction of Fire Prevention Inspection, Education, Investigation and Juvenile Fire Setter curriculum to clients seeking certification to NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional qualifications
  • 2014 – 2017 – Deputy Fire Chief, Rocky View County, AB
  • 2006 – 2014 – Lieutenant of Fire Prevention, District of North Vancouver, BC
  • 2006 – 2010 – Online Instructor, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2003 – Present – Sessional Instructor, Justice Institute of BC
    Working for all academies within the JI teaching credit courses for the Bachelor Degrees and Fire Officer Program.
  • 1993 – 1998 – Fire Service Technician, Fleck Brothers, Campbell River, BC
  • 1989 – 2006 – Fire Inspector, Corporation of the City of Courtenay, BC

Achievements & Memberships

  • CFAI/CPSE Peer Assessor and Accreditation Manager
  • Presenter at the 2015 NFPA Conference
  • Published Leadership Development for the Fire Service for Royal Roads University
  • Co-publisher of Automatic Foam Fire Suppression for Mobile Equipment for Council of Forest Engineering
  • Member of the ASTTBC Practice Review Board
  • Past Chair of the Family Advisory Council, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
  • ASTTBC Practice Review Board (2017 to Present)
  • ASTTBC Future Focus in Fire Protection Committee member (2014 – Present)