Among the original volunteer fire department in the town of Gander, was Mr. Rideout. Within a few short years he was promoted to first level Fire Officer, and from there his role in the community took off. Mr. Rideout has been Fire Chief since 1985 and his ultimate role is to protect all those living in the community. The responsibility is tremendous as he is 100% responsible for all of the lives and safety of the fire brigade at every call. Serving as a role model to children, and a local hero, Mr. Rideout continues to be active in the community and has dedicated his life to providing public safety in a dangerous field of work.