Jim Wishlove

A lifelong B.C. resident, Jim Wishlove was raised on the Sunshine Coast.  

His career in the fire service started with the Sechelt Volunteer Fire Department, before he joined the Richmond Fire Department as a regular member in 1990. He currently serves as the City of Richmond’s Fire Chief.  

Mr. Wishlove is a recipient of the City of Richmond’s Corporate University Award of Distinction for Leadership Excellence, the B.C. Long Service Award recognizing 25 years in the Fire Service, and the federal government’s 30-year Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal.  

Mr. Wishlove holds several post-secondary certificates, including Fire Officer IV from JIBC, in local government administration from Capilano University, in risk management at Simon Fraser University, and in executive leadership and management from the University of British Columbia. He also holds a Chartered Professional Manager designation through the Canadian Institute of Management.

He enjoys travelling, skiing and playing the bagpipes, and has twice played on-stage with Sir Paul McCartney during tours through Vancouver.