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Volunteer firefighter receives Provincial Fire Services Long Service Award for 60 Years of service

By Municipality of Kawartha Lakes   

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Dec. 14, 2023, Lindsay, Ont. – On Dec. 9, Kawartha Lakes Fire Chief Terry Jones presented Mr. John Bailey a Provincial Fire Services Long Service award recognizing an exceptional 60 years of commitment as a volunteer firefighter with Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service, with the Fenelon Falls station.

The Provincial Fire Services Long Service Medal is an expression of public appreciation for the dedication and hard work of Ontario firefighters. This long service medal and subsequent service bars are available to those who have achieved a minimum of twenty-five years in suppression, training, public education, inspections and communications.

In response to John Bailey’s achievement, the Kawartha Lakes Volunteer Firefighter’s Association stated, “The members of the association are very proud of what John has achieved.”

John Bailey’s legacy as a volunteer firefighter has left an impact on the Fenelon Falls station and the wider Kawartha Lakes community. The award ceremony was attended by colleagues, friends and family members who joined together to celebrate this occasion and express their gratitude for Mr. Bailey’s enduring commitment to public safety.


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