On June 14, two firefighters were honoured for their 20 years of service with the Petawawa Fire Department, in all its incarnations. Recipients Captain Bill Tabram and Captain Peter Moss are flanked by Fire Chief Steve Knott and Mayor of Petawawa Bob Sweet.

Firefighters earn Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal

Community News

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016

For their combined 40 years of active service with the Town of Petawawa Fire Department, Captain Peter Moss and Captain Bill Tabram received the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal on June 13.

In front of council and a large group of people, both firefighters were recognized for their years of dedication. “Tonight, we honour two of our own with this prestigious award,” said Fire Chief Steve Knott. Regardless of the time of day or night, of the weather conditions, the type of incident or their own personal lives, these men were always there to protect the town, he added.

Concurrently as he praised his men, Knott took the time to acknowledge their partners and family members who have all been extremely supportive and understanding over the past 20 years, even during times that the department required them either for calls for service or for training purposes. “On behalf of the Town of Petawawa Fire Department please accept our sincere thank you for your continued support,” said Knott.

He presented both men with a certificate and coin to demonstrate the municipality’s gratitude for their service.

Moss joined the Petawawa Township Fire Department on April 3, 1995. He was promoted to his current position in 1998. He also holds the position of President of the Town of Petawawa Firefighters Association.
Tabram joined the Petawawa Village Fire Department on April 24, 1995, and was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1999. Alongside Moss, Tabram was integral in establishing and administering the Respiratory Protection Program for the Town of Petawawa Fire Department.

The Fire Services Exemplary Services Medal is part of the Canadian Honours System which is under the authority of the Office of the Governor General of Canada.

Created on August 29, 1985, it honours members of a recognized Canadian fire service who have completed 20 years of service, 10 years of which have been served in the performance of duties involving potential risks, and were employed on or after the date of creation of the Medal.