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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Torrington Fire Members receive Long Service Medals

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Torrington Fire Member receive Long Service Award Medals

Kneehill County, June 22, 2022 - Kneehill County Council presented members of the Torrington Fire Department with long service awards. Seven volunteer firefighters were recognized in the medal ceremony at the Torrington Fire Hall.

  • Firefighter Scott Bauer was presented with the Alberta Emergency Services Medal for 12 years of service.
  • Firefighter Tim Kohler was presented with the Alberta Emergency Services Medal for 12 years of service.
  • Firefighter Brent Leischner was presented with the Alberta Emergency Services Medal for 12 years of service.
  • Captain Jeffrey Bauer was presented with the Alberta Emergency Services Medal for 12 years of service and the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal for 20 years of service.
  • Captain Michael Bauer was presented with the Alberta Emergency Services Medal - Bronze Bar (22 years) of service.
  • Deputy Chief Derek Benedict was presented with the Alberta Emergency Services Medal - Bronze Bar for 22 years of service, and the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal for 20 years of service.
  • Firefighter Wayne Albrecht was presented with the Alberta Emergency Services Medal - Bronze Bar for 22 years of service, and the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal - Silver Bar for 30 years of service.

Two streams of medals were presented to certain members depending on how long they have served as a volunteer firefighter in the Torrington/Kneehill County area community.

The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal was created in 1985 by the Canadian Monarch-in-Council. The medal recognizes members of fire services who have served for 20 years, including 10 of those years being served performing duties involving potential risks.

The Alberta Emergency Services Medal is awarded to individuals who serve in Alberta and are members of various organizations who are involved with the prevention, preparedness, and response of emergencies.

Council commended the firefighters for their dedication to ensuring the safety of our communities and recognized the families who support them in serving us all. -30-


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Pictured L to R: Award Recipients Brent Leishner, Derek Benedict, Tim Kohlner, Mike Bauer, and Jeff Bauer with Rural Fire Chief Dan Marsellus.

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