Deryn Rizzi serves as the Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management with Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES). She is a champion of modernization and innovation to grow and sustain an efficient and effective delivery of service utilizing critical thinking skills, coupled with a capacity to build and maintain interpersonal relationships.
Beyond her work at Mississauga Fire Emergency Services and in local fire halls, Chief Rizzi continues to be a trusted, respected and sought-after thought leader, committed to mentoring and educating about proven and emerging best practices on emergency preparedness and response. She was named one of GTA’s most inspirational women in the GTA in 2018. She speaks publicly nationally and internationally on topics ranging from active threats to leadership.
Chief Rizzi served on the Ontario Association of FireChiefs board of directors; she chaired the Human Relations Committee for theInternational Association of Fire Chiefs, and is a member of the MackenzieHealth Board of Directors.
Chief Rizzi completed a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University. She graduated from York University with both a Masters of Arts, Disaster and Emergency Management and a Disaster and EmergencyCertificate. She has also completed a Diploma in Public Administration from Western University and holds a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business.