LT.-GOV. PRESENTS MIMINEGASH FIREMEN WITH MEDALS.
Lt.-Gov. thanks Miminegash firemen for their dedication, service
Prince Edward Island Lieutenant-Governor Antoinette Perry extended a special wish to members of the Miminegash Fire Department during a special awards presentation Saturday. “May you always feel a sense of fulfillment and personal pride as you continue to carry out your important service, affording a special piece of mind to all of us. May safety be your constant companion in every one of your calls,” expressed Perry.
Four firefighters, Edward Butler, Ronald Butler, Stevie Gallant
and Chief Wayne Gallant, received medals for 40 years of service and others received medals for service ranging from five to 30 years.
During her remarks Perry also recognized the spouses, partners and families of firefighters for their continued support and encouragement and for “holding down the fort,” while the firefighters carry out their responsibilities.
“I speak for all the members of the Miminegash Fire Department when I say, I think it takes an extra special person to be a spouse of a first responder,” said Deputy Chief Rob Tremblay before he and Chief Wayne Gallant presented each of the spouses and partners with a rose as an expression of thanks. “When you made your decision
to become a volunteer firefighter, you made a commitment to become a member of an important team in your community,” Perry said in addressing the department members. “You accepted to provide service in often difficult, risky and critical situations, often putting yourself in harm’s way.” She also reminded them they must also take care of themselves, urging them to seek the support they need if they ever feeling overwhelmed.
“No matter what community we call home, we find very caring, dedicated and generous people
who care so much about their community that they feel that great need to be actively involved in it,” Lt.-Gov. Perry said. “Firefighters, you are those people. “You make a difference. You make the significant difference in the lives of every resident in your community.”
Lieutenant-Governor Antoinette Perry presented years-of-service medals Saturday to several members of the Miminegash Fire Department. With her on stage are firefighters who received 40-year service medals, from left, Steve Gallant, Ronald Butler, Chief Wayne Gallant and Edward Butler, and firefighters with 30 years service, Brian Tremblay and Robert Wedge. In the background is Aide-de-Camp, Summerside Deputy police Chief Sinclair Walker.
Miminegash fire Chief Wayne Gallant is congratulated by, from left, Lt.Gov. Antoinette Perry, Tignish-Palmer Road MLA Hal Perry, Miminegash Deputy fire Chief Rob Tremblay, and master of ceremonies Audrey Callaghan. Gallant was one of four department members to receive a 40-year service medal.
P.E.I. Lieutenant-Governor Antoinette Perry, presents 40-year service certificates and medals to Miminegash firefighters, from second left, Chief Wayne Gallant, Steve Gallant, Ronald Butler and Edward Butler.