Station Chief Bob Thibert Memorial Pass


Have you ever met someone who shows you the way? Because they are the kind of person you want to follow. These people live their lives in a way that quietly sets an example for us, all well trying to leave things better than they found it.



These individuals are true leaders. They live their home and fire lives as an example that makes the people around them strive to be better.


Station Chief Bob Thibert was one of those people. He was a well-respected leader, full of integrity, passion for life and the job. He exemplified what pride and ownership are. His sense of family and community were unwavering. Bob was by definition, selfless.  His life centred on making the lives of those he came into contact with better in any way he could.


Chief Thibert chose to live his life this way. Bob had a significant impact on so many. His family, his hometown, and all the firefighters and communities he served. There was no one that wasn’t a little bit better for having known Chief Thibert.


Thibert was the Station Chief for Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Service Station 19 (Tilbury).


In the early morning hours on December 3, 2009, while responding to a structure fire he suddenly passed away in the line of duty while responding.


The Smoke is Showing committee would like to see his legacy and selflessness live on, we would like to honour his legacy through creating this memorial pass program so he will be remembered.


The Chief Bob Thibert Memorial will allow members of the fire service to acknowledge their brother or sister firefighter. Whom they feel is living their lives to the standards that Chief set, both at home and at the firehouse. This is an individual that is setting their own example, in their lives and community.


If you know someone who reaches this bar in their daily life, please consider nominating them through the memorial program to receive free tuition for the 2020 Smoke is Showing Conference, Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Each of these nominees must have pride, passion, commitment, community spirit and the desire to always improve, just as Chief Thibert did. They must stand up for what is right, and quietly lead those around them.


One individual will be selected based on the merits outlined in their nomination and will receive a full conference pass of their choice to this year’s event.


Please take the time to help us honour our brother and to acknowledge those around us who quietly show us the way, just as Chief did.


THE NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM WEDNESDAY October 16th, 2019 UNTIL Wednesday April 29th, 2020.


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Rob Thibert, P.O Box 764 Tilbury, Ontario. N0P 2L0 


John D. Bradley Convention Centre
565 Richmond St, Chatham, ON 

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