Caledon welcomes new class of volunteer firefighters

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Published June 29, 2022 at 3:34 pm

Over a dozen new volunteer firefighter recruits are ready to rollout to emergency calls in Caledon.

The Town of Caledon Fire and Emergency Services department added 16 new volunteer firefighters to the fold this week following a graduation ceremony on Tuesday evening (June 28).

The graduating class of volunteer firefighters is made up of two women and 14 men coming from a wide range of backgrounds and professions, including athletes, forestry workers, paramedics and military service members.

Fire Chief Dave Forfar said the recruits had to go through 250 hours of mandatory training and a National Fire Protection Association certification.

“It’s an exciting time for these new recruits, and I’m happy to welcome them to the Town of Caledon and the Fire and Emergency Services team,” said Mayor Allan Thompson.

“The value of dedicated, well-trained first responders has never been more apparent than it has been during the pandemic. Under Chief Forfar and the deputy chiefs, these new team members will thrive, while working to protect our residents.”

The rookies are already on the job, with the 16 new recruits already assigned to teams at eight of Caledon’s nine fire stations.

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