Two local firefighters receive prestigious medals


Photo: Mayor Bruce Lantz (middle) applauds Fire Chief Fred Burrows (left) and Captain Tom Worton (right) after they received their Service Bar on Monday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

Fort St. John Fire Chief Fred Burrows and Captain Tom Worton received a high honour on Monday.

On behalf of the Governor General of Canada, Mayor Bruce Lantz awarded the two local firefighters their Service Bar.

The Service Bar accompanies their previously-awarded Fire Services Exemplorary Service Medal. Ten years ago, the pair received those medals after completing 20 years of service, ten of which saw them performing risky duties.

On Monday, the pair got a standing ovation from city council.

Fire Chief Burrows started with the city as Deputy Fire Chief in 2003. Captain Tom Worton joined the City’s fire crew in 1979.