For 58 current and retired Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue members received recognition earlier this week for their years of service.
The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal is awarded by the Governor General of Canada and honours firefighter members who have completed 20 years of service, 10 years of which have been served in the performance of duties involving potential risks.
The Government of Ontario awards the Fire Services Long Service Medal to those who have achieved 25 years of service in suppression, training, public education, inspections and communications.
The County awards service pins to firefighters who have achieved 10 and 20 years of service and then every additional five years of service.
PEC Fire Chief Scott Manlow says he’s very honoured to have worked alongside each and every one and looks forward to their continued service to the department.
Mayor Robert Quaiff says firefighters and fire staff provide an invaluable service to the residents of Prince Edward County often in the face of challenging and life-threatening circumstances.
45 Year Service Provincial Bars
40 Year Service Federal and Provincial Bar
Paul Minaker (Retired)
35 Year Service Provincial Bars
30 Year Service Federal and Provincial Bars
Don Williams (Retired)
25 Year Service Provincial Medals
and Companion Brooches
Michael Bond (Brenda)
Michael Branscombe (Jeri)
Steve Coates (Cindy)
Paul Creasy (Patsy)
Peter Hagerman (Heather)
Kevin Harrington (Susan)
Don Leavitt (Sherry)
Scott Manlow (Debbie)
Greg O’Hara (Kandy)
Paul Vidito (Sheila)
David Wetherall (daughter Samantha)
Shawn Whalen (Lori)
20 Year Service Federal Medals
Jason Fairman (Retired)
Bruce St. James (Retired)
10 Year Service County Pins
Rob Wood (Retired)