Thunder Bay Honours New Fire Fighters


THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue honoured both new recruit and 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.”

Alongside Mayor Keith Hobbs, Chief Hay and Deputies Hankkio and Paxton, members of Administration presented badges to:

• Mitchell Maunu
• Tyler Plumridge
• Curtis Ritchie
• Leigh Shonosky
• Chris Stecky
• Daniel Terrill
• Eric Tront
• Scott Vaillant

The new recruits, who completed a rigorous 18 week training program under the guidance of the Training Division, bring the Fire Rescue Division to 221 personnel.

Several members of Thunder Bay Fire Rescue received City pins and Long Service Medal Awards for 10, 20, 25 and 30-years of service.

“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 receiving medals and pins today represent many decades of experience, dedication and service to the citizens of Thunder Bay.”

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