OFM - Fire Service Messenger Article - Bravery Awards

Honouring Firefighters and Police Officers

Lieutenant Governor Presents Medals For Bravery

 

In November 2012, three firefighters and 10 police officers received Ontario's top honours for acts of exceptional bravery. The Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery and the Ontario Medal for Police Bravery are the province's highest honours in recognition of firefighters and police officers whose actions demonstrate outstanding courage.

The recipients of the Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery are:

  • Firefighter Bryan Gibbons of the Meaford and District Fire Department
  • Firefighter Jason Ronfeld of the Whitby Fire and Emergency Services
  • Firefighter John Sotiriou of the Whitby Fire and Emergency Services

"Ontario’s police officers and firefighters perform acts of bravery every day. The recipients of this year’s medals have stared right into the face of danger so that lives could be saved and tragedy averted. They should wear their medals with pride," said Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Group photo

Left to right, back row: Jason Ronfeld, Whitby; Bryan Gibbons, Meaford and District; John Sotiriou, Whitby. In the front row from left are Mike Molloy, Fire Chief, Meaford and District Fire Department, the Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Honourable David C. Onley Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Michael Gerrard, Fire Chief, Whitby Fire & Emergency Services.