NEW GLASGOW – The Weeks junior A Crushers will honour the women and men of the Pictou County Firefighters Association at their first home playoff game against the Amherst Ramblers on Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Wellness Centre.
The Pictou County Firefighters Association is comprised of 22 Fire Departments, several Industrial Brigades and more than 600 dedicated volunteers who provide fire and emergency services to the residents of Pictou County.
These dedicated volunteers, on call 24 hours a day seven days a week, respond not only to fire situations but a vast array of emergencies ranging from motor vehicles collisions to water and ice rescue to assisting during natural disasters.
“The men and women who serve Pictou County as firefighters are tremendous assets to our community and they unselfishly invest their time in making Pictou County a safer place to live,” said Wade Taylor, Weeks Hockey Organization president. “These are extremely dedicated individuals who go about their duties in a professional and humble manner and organizationally we felt it very appropriate to recognize their efforts and provide a venue where our fans can show their appreciation.”
Countless hours are devoted to training, so their services can be provided in the safest most efficient means possible. Fundraising for new equipment, maintaining older equipment and supporting programs such as fire safety and prevention are only a few of the tasks that take place weekly in the fire halls throughout the county.
"The Pictou County Firefighters Association would like to thanks the Weeks Hockey Organization for the recognition of the volunteer firefighters here in the county,” said Jim Roper, president of the Pictou County Firefighters Association. “Being honored by a group that understands what practice and team work are all about is definitely special."