The newest generation of firefighters was recently welcomed into the Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) at a graduation ceremony held at Vaughan City Hall.
In total, 21 recruits solidified their commitment to protect the city, five recently promoted firefighters were applauded for their dedication to teamwork and six new employees who embody the City’s commitment to Service Excellence were recognized.
During the ceremony, graduates were awarded completion certificates and the newly promoted VFRS officers were presented with designated helmets. Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, Interim City Manager Tim Simmonds, Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi and Deputy Fire Marshal Doug Browne expressed their gratitude to the firefighters for the hard work they do every day to keep Vaughan and its citizens, businesses and visitors safe.
The recruits recently completed a rigorous 15-week program, which included fire prevention and public education training and hands-on fire suppression experience to learn and perform skills quickly and efficiently. Every year, hundreds of men and women apply to VFRS’s recruit program. After a careful selection process, only the most qualified and physically fit individuals are called to join the team
“On behalf of the City and the nearly 335,000 citizens who call Vaughan home, I extend congratulations to the new Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service recruits, as well as the firefighters who continue to excel in their professional journey in public service,” said Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua