The Bristol fireman’s ball, held on September 10, was also the occasion to present the Firefighter of the Year award; this year’s recipient was Alex Mahon, pictured here with Darlene Wiggins, John Kelly, Fire Chief Kevin Kluke and Bristol Mayor Brent Orr.
Firefighter Ken Bernard commented, “It went to the right person! Alex is a young, energetic and keen firefighter. He has great leadership skills. He put a lot of work into preparing our rescue boat for the official launch date of May 1. Alex is one of the boat team leaders, sharing the responsibility with Matt Lottes.” (D.P.)