King firefighters honoured with long service medals

December 30, 2013   ·   0 Comments

By Mark Pavilons
Front-line emergency workers put public safety ahead of their own.
Looking after their fellow citizens in King Township garnered some our finest with awards recently.
Five members of King Fire and Emergency Services received long service medals recently.
According to fire chief Jim Wall, these were first awarded in 1971 and the “Fire Services Long Service Medal,” is an expression of public appreciation for the dedication and hard work of members of the Ontario Fire Services. It is officially recognized by the Province and is included in the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.
Members of full-time and volunteer fire departments can qualify for the medal. The medal is worn on the left breast subordinate to Canadian or British decorations. Suspended from a red, white and green ribbon, the circular medal bears on the obverse the Maltese cross, with the coat of arms of Ontario superimposed and the inscription “Fire Services Ontario.” The inscription “For Long Service the Fire Protection and Prevention Act” appears on the reverse.
Besides the medal, recipients are also presented with a citation, which includes their name and the signature of the Fire Marshal of Ontario.
Assistant district chief Bruce Graham was honoured for 40 years of service.
District chief Joe Huson was praised for his 25 years of service.
Firefighter Renzo Cescolini received his medal for 25 years’ service.
Deputy Fire Chief James Arnold was honoured for his 25 years of service as was Fire Chief James Wall.



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