Blandford Commission holds Firefighter Appreciation Dinner
The Commissioners for the Fire Protection for Blandford (District 1) hosted an appreciation dinner at the Blandford Community Center on May 5, 2018 to express their gratitude to the volunteer firefighters and medical first responders of Blandford Fire Rescue for their hard work and dedication to the safety of their community. Our volunteer first responders are on call for you all year long, every day and night, responding to emergencies with no remuneration and little recognition. In attendance at the appreciation dinner, representing the 7 Fire Departments in the Municipality of Chester were (left to right): Ryan Zinck (Deputy Chief, New Ross Volunteer Fire Department), Harvey Dominey ( Captain, Hubbards and District Volunteer Fire Department), Scott Rafuse ( Deputy Chief, Martins River Volunteer Fire Department), Mike Schnare ( Chief, Blandford Fire Rescue), Everett Hiltz ( Chief, Chester Volunteer Fire Department), Brendan Mosher, (Safety Officer, Western Shore and District Volunteer Fire Department) and Doug Rines (Chief, Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department).
Fire and Emergency Long Service Award
Bruce Blackwood, MODC Fire Services Coordinator, presented Councilor Marshal Hector (District 1) with a certificate and Municipal Long Service Medal in recognition and sincere appreciation of 45 years of service as a firefighter with Blandford Fire Rescue. Currently an active firefighter, Marshal has served as Fire Chief of Blandford Fire Rescue for 3 separate terms.