Sgt A.S. Jennings, CD
After more than 15 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, Sgt Scott Jennings, CD, will retire on 15 November 2021. Congratulatory messages and best wishes can be sent to WO E.R.J. Beauclair at Eric.Beauclair@forces.gc.ca.
Sgt Anthony “Scott” Jennings enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in Charlottetown, PEI, on 29 March 2006, as a direct-entry, semi-skilled Firefighter.
Upon completion of the QL3 Firefighter course in December 2006, he began his first posting at 14 Wing Greenwood. There, he continued training, completing the QL5A qualification in April 2009 and receiving a promotion to Cpl in 2010.
In July 2011, Cpl Jennings was posted to Ships Halifax. He spent 2½ years onboard HMCS Iroquois, another 2½ years onboard HMCS Athabaskan, and time on other temporary taskings to HMCS Ville de Quebec and HMCS Charlottetown. He participated in numerous training exercises at sea working with NATO, an OP BOXTOP to Alert in April 2012, and an Op CARIBE deployment in October 2012 and in April 2015. He received his Gun Smoke insignia for serving too many days at sea as an Air Force guy. Cpl Jennings was promoted to MCpl in December 2014 onboard HMCS Athabaskan and then completed the PLQ course with the Navy in Halifax in March 2015.
After a long posting with Ships Halifax, MCpl Jennings returned to a fire hall in July 2016 with a posting to 8 Wing Trenton. While it would only be two years, he took advantage of this posting by gaining valuable trade experience from a tasking to the wildfires in Williams Lake, BC. He was the camp liaison in Riske Creek, providing updates to Command in Williams Lake. He would later occupy the Sgt’s position at the Command table as the Fire Liaison Officer, working alongside BC Wildlife. While in Trenton, he completed the Fire Officer DP3 course in May 2018 and was promoted to Sgt in June before assuming the position of Platoon Chief.
In July 2018, Sgt Jennings was posted back to Greenwood, where he briefly worked on a fire crew. He assumed the responsibilities of Chief Fire Inspector before his release date of 15 November 2021.
After his release, Scott will take time for his health and follow a course in project management with the aim of remaining with the federal government. Scott would like to thank everyone who helped him progress throughout his years as a Firefighter. He loved every minute of his career and is grateful for having seen much of the world and for meeting so many wonderful people.