Brussels firefighters honour long-time, retiring members - Jan. 19, 2017
BY DENNY SCOTT
Huron East’s Brussels Fire Department celebrated its annual banquet on Jan. 14, recognizing the efforts of its members.
The event, which Huron East Fire Chief Marty Bedard explained is held annually in January as to not interfere with firefighters spending the holidays with their family, serves as a chance for the members of the department to get together and enjoy fellowship as well as honour milestones in their careers.
This year, Captain Doug Sholdice and firefighter Jason Vandermeer were recognized for 35 years and 10 years of service, respectively, and Duane Gibson was recognized for his 17 years of service prior to his retirement.
Gibson received a helmet and firefighter statue while his wife Tammy received flowers on behalf of the fire department.