Wes VanBavel is a Fire Inspector and Investigator with SCO-Fire.
Wes has been in the fire service for over 30 years, starting as a 911 Communications Emergency Dispatcher with Red Deer Emergency Services in 1985. His career continued with Red Deer Emergency Services, as a Fire Safety Codes Officer from 1995 to December 2019 (including roles as Assistant Fire Marshal and Fire Marshal during this time). His training and experience have gained him certification as a Level 2 Safety Codes Officer in both groups B and C, as well as Group E.
Mr. VanBavel has logged over 12,000 Fire Inspections, 1500 Plan Reviews, and 450 Fire Investigations as a Safety Codes Officer. He was instrumental in developing the Petroleum Tank Program for Red Deer Emergency Services during the Group E Petroleum Storage Tank certification roll-out.