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

By Lindsay Advocate

Kawartha Lakes Fire Chief Terry Jones, left, recently recognized John Bailey's 60 years of service as a volunteer firefighter.

On December 9, 2023 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 that “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 momentous occasion and express their gratitude for Mr. Bailey’s enduring commitment to public safety.

Applications are now open for the spring 2024 volunteer firefighter recruitment class. For more information about the program, including eligibility and application guidelines, visit the Fire Recruitment page. Interested applicants are encouraged to do so as soon as possible, as applications close on January 2, 2024.

1 Comment

  1. Lynda Palmer says:

    Such a well deserved honor.
    Thank you John for your commitment to our community over all those years.

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