Thunder Bay welcomes New Firefighters
THUNDER BAY – News – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue honoured both new and seasoned firefighters at a New Recruit Graduation and Long Service Ceremony today, at the Thunder Bay Fire & Emergency Services Regional Training Complex.
“Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is proud to welcome eight new 4th Class Firefighters,” said Fire Chief John Hay. “It’s important to recognize the hard work and dedication these individuals have put in to reach this point. We thank each new firefighter and their families for their commitment to Fire Rescue and the citizens of Thunder Bay.”
Chief Hay alongside MP Bruce Hyer, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, Acting Mayor Ken Boshcoff, and members of Thunder Bay City Administration presented badges to:
- Darrec Jay Folino
- Stefan Moreira
- Glenn Lorentz
- Tyler Reinelt
- Derek Stajkowski
- Michael Carli
- Cory Prevost
- Greg Pettypiece
The new recruits, who completed a rigorous ten-week training program under the guidance of Tim Langille, Training Officer and Bill Johnson, Director of Training, bring the Fire Rescue Division to 213 personnel.
A total of 20 members of Thunder Bay Fire Rescue received Long Service Awards.
“Along with the Provincial and Federal Governments, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue takes great pride in being able to recognize the long, faithful service of our long service honourees today,” said Chief Hay who led the ceremony. “The firefighters recei