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North Grenville recognizes First Responders Day

May 1, 2020

North Grenville – Today, May 1, 2020 marks First Responders Day – a province-wide initiative to recognize the dedication and crucial work of our first responders.

First Responders Day invites all Ontarians to recognize workers on the front line, including police officers, firefighters, military personnel, paramedics, dispatchers, nurses, doctors and emergency personnel.

“On behalf of my Council and our community, I want to thank each and every one of our first responders for their work,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“First responders put their lives on the line every day to protect us,” added Mayor Peckford. “Now, more than ever, they are at risk of being exposed to COVID-19. But they continue to serve our community in so many ways, despite the challenges.”

Director of Emergency Preparedness and Fire Chief John Okum emphasized that the Municipality is blessed with a growing contingent of talented volunteer firefighters who go above and beyond, and are constantly upgrading their training.

“We are so grateful here in North Grenville to have such dedicated emergency responders, including our own volunteer fire service,” said Councillor Kristin Strackerjan. “It’s important that this day not go unnoticed.”

First Responders Day was first observed in Ontario on May 1, 2013.

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Click here to watch the video with Mayor Peckford, Councillor Strackerjan and Fire Chief John Okum.  


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Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer

613-258-9569 ext. 155