Brampton pays tribute to fallen firefighter Capt. Greg Hughes


Published May 19, 2023 at 1:40 pm

Brampton Fire and Emergency Service are mourning Capt. Greg Hughes, a local firefighter remembered for his passion for serving the community for more than 20 years.

The Brampton Firefighters Association (PFFA) broke the news on Friday (May 18) that Capt. Hughes, a more than 20-year veteran of the service, has died. Flags are being lowered at City Hall and all BFES facilities to pay tribute to Hughes who BFES Chief Bill Boyes said “will be greatly missed.”

“Our sincerest condolences to all of Captain Hughes’ family and friends,” Boyes said on Twitter, adding that Hughes loved the fire service and his role serving the City of Brampton.

Hughes began his career in recruit class 2001-01 on October 15, 2001. Members of the same class and coworkers have shared condolences and memories of working with Hughes, including retired BFES District Chief Hal Gillett who called him “the ultimate professional firefighter and a true gentleman” in a post online.

Boyes said funeral service details will be made public at a later date.

Hughes is at least the second member of BFES being mourned in recent months following the death of beloved BFES Division Chief Ravjot Chhatwal. The City lowered flags at City Hall to half-mast until sunset on March 24 in honour of Chhatwal.


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