Kristy-Lynn Pankhurst is the Fire Prevention Officer for Scugog Fire & Emergency Services. In this role, she oversees the Department’s Fire Prevention efforts, and responds to emergencies alongside Scugog’s dedicated team.
Kristy-Lynn grew up in the Fire Service, following in her father’s footsteps. After completing co-op placements in Kawartha Lakes and Ottawa, she was excited to attend Camp FFIT, Ottawa, in 2015, which is where she learned about FSWO and felt inspired to pursue her dreams. She became a Volunteer Firefighter with Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service in 2015 and began her full-time career in the Fire Service in 2017.
In 2019, while working as an Inspector with Ajax Fire, Kristy-Lynn was recognized as an NFPA “Rising Star” for her efforts in risk reduction through Fire & Life Safety Education. In 2021, Kristy-Lynn began a contract as a Program Developer with Canada’s National Indigenous Fire Safety Council. In this role, she has come to understand the devastation caused by fires in First Nations and hopes to pursue further education and research opportunities in this area.
Kristy-Lynn obtained her B.A. (Hons.) in Communication and Digital Media Studies at Ontario Tech University while studying the use of social media as a cost-effective public education tool. She’s also NFPA certified as a Fire & Life Safety Educator, Fire Inspector, Public Information Officer, Firefighter and Fire Services Instructor.
Outside of the Fire Service, Kristy-Lynn enjoys spending time with family and friends at the cottage, gardening, and participating in ice sports including hockey and synchronized figure skating.