by Shannon Armitage, Fire Prevention Officer,
North Grenville Fire Service
On Saturday December 2, the North Grenville Fire Service held their Annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet at the Municipal Centre. The evening is to recognize departmental and personal accomplishments achieved throughout the year, as well as to recognize and applaud the service of their firefighters.
Firefighter Joe Petschenig was selected by his peers to be the recipient of the 2017 Firefighter of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual in the Service that goes beyond the call of duty and shows leadership, initiative, innovation, pride, and service excellence.
Recipient qualities also include being a positive influence, being committed to participate in departmental training, holding excellent attendance at call activations, exhibiting attention to safety and welfare of others, and being involved in non-emergency events (public education and community events). They need also be open and acceptable to change, and be team oriented.