Rotary honours first responders who went above and beyond
Last week, the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst honoured each of three divisions of local first responders. Three times a year, the club asks the Paramedics, OPP and Fire Departments to nominate worthy recipients of recognition for going above and beyond what might normally be expected of the responder.
Chief Jared Cayley of the Gravenhurst Fire Department recognized Ms. Jackie McFarlane for her dedication as the Administration Assistant to the Chief.
Deputy Chief Stuart McKinnon of the Muskoka Paramedic Services recognized administrative staff member Mike Sanders. On top of administrative duties, Mike has Community Relations responsibilities, including education and awareness.
And Inspector Jason Nickle, Detachment Commander, with Bracebridge OPP had a special recognition for Constable Dan Kean. He was awarded the St. John’s Ambulance Lifesaving Award from his service with the Toronto Police after an incident where he medically assisted and saved the life of a victim of severe self-inflicted wounds.
$100 each was donated to charities on behalf of the awardees.