Some long-serving firefighters were recognized in Morinville.
Morinville Town Council recognized eight members of the local fire department on Tuesday (December 19).
"It's always a pleasure to recognize the amazing commitment of the volunteer fire department that we enjoy here in Morinville," said mayor Barry Turner. "It's not easy to maintain a volunteer fire department for the length of time that Morinville does and the size of the community, our fire chief and the fire department have done an incredible job at maintaining an active and excellently trained crew."
Recognized for their time with the department are:
Five years of service:
- Corey Ryan
- Louis Lavallee
- Keith Gervais
- Steven Holubowich
- Montana Barnes
15 years of service:
- Captain Barret Dupuis
25 years of service:
- Captain Brian Johnston
30 years of service:
- Fire Chief Brad Boddez
Boddez previously served with the Edmonton Fire Department for 15 years.
"It's the best job in the world, it's incredible challenging and rewarding and exciting, you do a good public service to the community," said Boddez. "By all means, for any volunteer organizations out there, get out there and sign up and contribute back to your community."
They each received a certificate marking their achievement with the fire service.