It was a special day for long time members of local fire departments.
On Thursday a special medal investiture ceremony took place in
Huntsville at Hidden Valley Resort. Five members of the
Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department received 25 Year Service
Medals, as did one from Gravenhurst and five from Muskoka Lakes
Township. Six others from Muskoka Lakes received 30, 45 and 50 year
medals. Firefighters from Kearney, Georgian Bay, Mckellar and
Algonquin Highlands also received medals. The ceremony was attended by
Ontario Deputy Fire Marshall Jim Jessop. The medals are an expression
of public appreciation for the dedication and hard work of Ontario
Fire Fighters. They have been handed out since 1971.