NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – May 1, 2023, 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 Council and the Municipality of North Grenville, 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.”
First Responders are both volunteers and professionals who dedicate their lives to public service, and whose skills often make the difference between life and death.
Director of Emergency and Protective Services and Fire Chief John Okum emphasized that the Municipality is fortunate to have such a talented and committed group of volunteer firefighters who serve collectively with all other first responders.
“We are so fortunate and extremely grateful to have such dedicated emergency responders, including our own volunteer fire service in North Grenville,” said Councillor Kristin Strackerjan. “The services, dedication and commitment of First Responders deserves to be recognized and honoured.”
First Responders Day was first observed in Ontario on May 1, 2013.
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