Assistant Chief Mark Parton started his career with the West Vancouver Fire Dept in 1978 as a volunteer. On March 9, 1981 he was hired as a professional firefighter. He was promoted to Lieutenant on August 31, 2001, and as Captain on Sept 1, 2003. On February 5, 2007 he was promoted to Assitant Chief. After 30 years of service. Mark retired in November of 2010. We wish him well on his retirement.