Ma­gog fire­fight­ers re­ceive medals

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Last week, the City of Ma­gog pre­sented two of their fire­fight­ers, Michel Mur­ray and Daniel Oligny, the Gover­nor Gen­eral of Canada Medal for twenty years of ser­vice. Mr. Mur­ray is a fire­fighter while Mr. Oligny is the fire preven­tion cap­tain. The medals were pre­sented by mayor Vicki May Hamm and the di­rec­tor of the Ma­gog fire depart­ment, Luc Paré, in front of an au­di­ence of about seventy fire­fight­ers at the Ma­gog Town Hall.

Ms. May Hamm spoke about the ex­cel­lent work of the depart­ment, par­tic­u­larly in the last year. “I’d like to take this oc­ca­sion to high­light the work that the fire­fight­ers ac­com­plished dur­ing the emer­gency af­ter the strong rains on Septem­ber 2nd of last year. In the mid­dle of the night, they evac­u­ated people with the small boat of Unit 401 and other heavy equip­ment. I’d also like to men­tion the sol­i­dar­ity the fire­fight­ers showed to­wards the pop­u­la­tion of Lac-Me­gan­tic by work­ing with their col­leagues dur­ing the tragedy last sum­mer,” said the mayor.

Photo cour­tesy

Seen at the medal cer­e­mony were (l. to r.) mayor Vicki May

Hamm, Daniel Oligny, Michel Mur­ray and Luc Paré.

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