Deputy Mayor Jackie Brigley presented a Canadian Volunteer Fire & Safety Association long-service medal at their town council meeting on Mon. Feb. 27 to Gordon Twa of Coronation who has served on the Coronation Volunteer Fire Department for over 35 years. ECA Review/J.Webster
Volunteer firefighter, Gordon Twa was presented with a long-service medal and accolades from Deputy Mayor Jackie Brigley, County of Paintearth Reeve, George Glazier and Fire Chief, Keith Rindal at the regular meeting of Coronation Town council on Mon. Feb. 27.
Twa has been involved over 35 years with the Coronation Volunteer Fire Department and was a training officer for many of those years.
He was actively involved in obtaining the first fire department along Highway 12 to have a hydraulic rescue tool known as ‘Jaws of Life’, a pump for the back of the fire truck to fight prairie fires, and the first rescue unit, a converted ice cream truck.
The medal from the Canadian Volunteer Fire & Safety Association is to honour volunteer firefighters or firefighters that provide service to their communiciaties without payment of regular wages or as non-career firefighters.
The individual must have completed at least 30 years of service in the performance of their duties involving potential risks.