North Stormont volunteer firefighters recognized for their services Nov. 14

Seen in image above: Members of the North Stormont firefighters whose service was recognized during the regular council meeting of November 14. Courtesy photo

BERWICK – North Stormont Municipal Council officially recognized some of its volunteer firefighters for their years of service during its regular meeting of November 14.

This ceremony aims to publicly acknowledge firefighters who have accumulated many years of service within the community. Fire Chief Daniel Gauvin handed recognition mementos to the guests of honour. Recipients are as follows:

Service Bars

  • Joe Bakker (30 years)
  • Paul Benoit (35 and 40 years) 

25-year Medals

  • Francois Landry
  • Steve Tait
  • Denis Mainville
  • Wally Cumming
  • Peter Casselman

10-year Plaques

  • Nancy-Anne Gauthier
  • Jonathan Jans
  • Kevin Anderson
  • Todd Baily
  • Lee Casselman

5-year Plaques

  • Chris Rushford
  • Mike Smith

North Stormont Fire Services Chief Daniel Gauvin was on hand for this ceremony.

“When an emergency arises, whether medical, an accident scene or a blaze, volunteer firemen are often the first ones at the scene. They are the ones to take risks in order to save human lives. This recognition is a fitting tribute to the numerous hours spent practising and maintaining equipment and to their overall sense of duty towards their community. I am very proud of this group and I extend congratulations to each and every one.”

The Township of North Stormont has a firefighting brigade of 68 to 70 volunteers. Some of these persons could not attend in person on November 14 due to prior commitments.

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