Pontiac’s new fire chief hands out awards

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Pontiac Fire Department award winners and other members gathered with CO Mario Allen (far left) and Fire Chief Michel Lemieux (far right).

Mo Laidlaw


Pontiac Fire Department award winners and other members gathered with CO Mario Allen (far left) and Fire Chief Michel Lemieux (far right).

Mo Laidlaw

PONTIAC – Prior to the start of the Municipality of Pontiac council meeting in the Luskville Community Centre, July 9, Mayor Eddie McCann introduced the new fire chief, Michel Lemieux, who began on  May 1.
Fire Chief Lemieux then proceeded with an award ceremony. Two women, who have been with the fire department for three years received their Pompier I certificates: Michelle Dubois and Chantal Beaudoin. Next, the officers in charge of various sectors received epaulettes indicating their rank: Captain Serge Laforest and Captain Chris Davis have both been in the department for 15 years; Lieutenants Francis Madore and Kevin Mansey; and Chief of Operations, Mario Allen (all about 8 years); and Evan Prest (12 years).
Governor General’s medals and ribbons for long service were awarded to Lorne Dagenais, 20 years (in his absence); Marcel Martineau and Tom Howard, 30 years; and Brent Emmerson, 40 years.