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Prestigious medal presented to deputy fire chief

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Swift Current Mayor Denis Perrault pins the 20 year Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal to the chest of Deputy Fire Chief Pete L'Heureux, Jan. 29. Swift Current Mayor Denis Perrault pins the 20 year Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal to the chest of Deputy Fire Chief Pete L'Heureux, Jan. 29.

Swift Current Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Pete L'Heureux is a recipient of the federal government's 20 year Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal.

 

The medal was presented to L'Heureux by Swift Current Mayor Dennis Perrault during a brief ceremony at a regular council meeting, Jan. 29. L'Heureux was a job experience student with the fire department when he was in Grade 12 at Swift Current Comprehensive High School. After graduation he attended the fire college in Vermilion, Alberta, and he became a volunteer firefighter with the Swift Current Fire Department in July 1997. He became a full-time firefighter in June 1998 and in June 2010 he was appointed to deputy chief of prevention. This medal is part of the Canadian honours system and is granted through the office of the Governor General of Canada. The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal was created on Aug. 29, 1985 to honour members of Canadian fire services who have completed 20 years of service, of which 10 years have been served in the performance of duties involving potential risks. Exemplary service is characterized by good conduct, industry, and efficiency.

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