Today, May 1, 2020 marks First Responders Day – a province-wide
initiative to recognize the dedication and crucial work of our first

First Responders Day invites all Ontarians to recognize workers on the
front line, including police officers, firefighters, military personnel,
paramedics, dispatchers, nurses, doctors and emergency personnel.
“On behalf of my Council and our community, I want to thank each and
every one of our first responders for their work,” said Mayor Nancy

“First responders put their lives on the line every day to protect us,”
added Mayor Peckford. “Now, more than ever, they are at risk of being
exposed to COVID-19. But they continue to serve our community in so
many ways, despite the challenges.”

Director of Emergency Preparedness and Fire Chief John Okum
emphasized that the Municipality is blessed with a growing contingent
of talented volunteer firefighters who go above and beyond, and are
constantly upgrading their training.

“We are so grateful here in North Grenville to have such dedicated
emergency responders, including our own volunteer fire service,” said
Councillor Kristin Strackerjan. “It’s important that this day not go

First Responders Day was first observed in Ontario on May 1, 2013.


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