20 firefighters in Brant County were celebrated with the Long Marshal's Service Award on November 22nd.
BRANT COUNTY - Brant County recently celebrated the Fire Marshal’s Long Service Awards.
The Long Service Award is meant as an expression of the community's appreciation for their service to the community and 20 firefighters and fire department officials were recognized for their service and dedication.
Brant County has eight fire stations and approximately 180 firefighters in the County. They attend training sessions and meetings throughout the year to ensure they are ready for the tasks to safely and efficiently respond to the situations.
The following recipients were recognized at the ceremony:
Kevin Hall- Deputy District Chief for 25 years in Burford
Phil McLeod- Firefighter for 25 years in Paris
Harry Timmerman- Firefighter for 25 years in St. George
Bruce Barrett- Captain for 25 years in Paris
Chuck Greenwood- Captain for 25 years in Burford
Len Proulx- Captain for 25 years in Scotland
Jim Roswell- Firefighter for 25 years in Paris
Mark Szentimrey- Deputy District Chief for 25 years in St. George
John Fazekas- Deputy District Chief for 30 years in Paris
Jay Little- Captain for 30 years in St. George
Jim Donn- Deputy District Chief for 30 years in Scotland
Brian Poss- Firefighter for 30 years in Scotland
Tom Waldschmidt- Fire Prevention Officer for 30 years in Fire Administration
Barry McBlain- District Chief for 35 years in Onondaga
Tom Croome- Firefighter for 35 years in Paris
Geoff Hayman- Fire Chief for 35 years in Fire Administration
James McBay- Firefighter for 40 years in Onondaga
Michael Smith- District Chief for 40 years in Cainsville
Dewey Robinson- Deputy District Chief for 45 Years in Paris
Norm Booth- Captain for 45 years in Mt. Pleasant
The County says firefighters are an important part of any community, keeping the people safe and risking their lives for the cause. They say everyone is very grateful for the firefighters that have committed their careers to the community.