Mayor Frances Smith , Members of Council , Fire Chief Greg Robinson , District Chief Bernie Quinn , Members of Central Frontenac Fire and Rescue , Citizens of Central Frontenac .
As I reach my eightieth birthday I feel I must consider my health and the safety of my fellow Firefighters and regretfully tender my resignation from Central Frontenac Fire and Rescue Service.
Few will remember a tragic event on Easter Sunday 1974 that led to the creation of Hinchinbrooke Volunteer Fire Department . Many changes have taken place since that time , however the initial concept that we must provide a service for our fellow residents is still what makes it work .
Following amalgamation it has taken a lot of dedication to bring the 4 municipal fire departments together as one .
I am proud to have been a part of this organization these many years and have the greatest respect to all who have served in the past and those who are currently there for the good of the community .
We must all keep in mind that “Volunteering is the rent we pay for the space we occupy in our community . “