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Eighteen graduates join Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service

By CFF Staff   

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May 5, 2023, Vaughan, Ont. – Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service welcomed 18 new graduates to the Service at a ceremony held at Vaughan City Hall on Friday. Two firefighters were also presented with awards in celebration of their commitment to keeping Vaughan safe.

During the ceremony, graduates were awarded with completion certificates and presented with their official caps and challenge coins. Mayor Steven Del Duca and Fire Chief Andrew Zvanitajs expressed their gratitude to the firefighters for their commitment to protect the Vaughan community.

The recruits recently completed a 12-week program, which included training in operations, prevention, public education, as well as emergency medical assessment and treatment.

“Hundreds of people apply to Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service every year, but only a select few have what it takes to serve our city with pride and honour,” Zvanitajs said in a press release. “Today, 18 recruits join our ranks, and I am so proud of the hard work and dedication they have shown during their 12 weeks of training. Everything they have learned has led to this moment. Congratulations to the class of 2023!”


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