Vankleek Hill firefighters received congratulations and plaques as several of them marked significant milestones in their years of service. Presentations took place as part of the most recent Champlain Township council meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

From left to right are: Vankleek Hill Fire Chief Michel Martin (35  years of service); James Cowan, Captain (30 years of service); Eric Jaring, Firefighter (30 years);past fire chief Bruce Barton, who was there for the presentations; Jeff Carkner, Deputy Fire Chief; Ernie Roebuck, Captain (40 years of service) and Champlain Township Mayor Normand Riopel. Riopel said it was an honour to acknowledge the years of service given by these firefighters to their communities.

After these presentations, Mayor Riopel noted that the firefighters’ spouses are also a part of their husbands’ commitment to their community. Each of the spouses was presented with a dozen roses from the mayor.

From left to right are: (Holly Roebuck, Susan Jaring, Diane Martin and Karen Cowan.