Media Release - Lincoln Firefighters Receive Service Awards

For Immediate Release

Lincoln firefighters receive service awards

Lincoln, ON – (April 9, 2018) – On Saturday, April 7, 2018, Lincoln Fire Rescue and Emergency Services recognized their firefighters for long-standing service. Two categories of awards were presented including the 20-year Federal Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal and the 25-year Provincial long-service awards. Mayor Sandra Easton, Linda Arbuckle representing Member of Parliament Dean Allison’s office, and Member of Provincial Parliament Sam Oosterhoff were present to give these distinguished awards.

The recipients are as follows:

  • 20 Year Federal Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal Awards recipients: Jason Bucknall and Drew Staff
  • 25 Year Provincial Long-Service Award recipients: Len Kowalik


“Town of Lincoln Fire Rescue and Emergency Services plays a critical role in our community,” stated Mayor Sandra Easton. “Lincoln continues to be one of the most cost-effective services in Niagara, while maintaining a high level of training, skill, and protection of our community.”

“We recognized three members of our service who exemplify this long-standing commitment Lincoln residents have to keeping our communities safe,” stated Lincoln’s CAO Michael Kirkopoulos. “On behalf of the team in Lincoln, we thank these members, along with the over 100 volunteers, for their service.”

“Each year, I’m proud to recognize the commitment and level of service of these firefighters in Lincoln,” stated Chief Greg Hudson. “I’m proud to lead one of the best services in Niagara and thank these members, and their families, for their long-standing service.”

Lincoln Fire Rescue and Emergency Services is a composite fire department that relies on fully trained men and women from throughout our community who serve as volunteer firefighters. The service is comprised of over 114 volunteer firefighters for emergency response, and two full-time Fire Prevention Officers, a Deputy Fire Chief, and a Fire Chief. The department functions include emergency response, community emergency management, fire prevention and inspection and enforcement.

Photo caption (L-R): District Chief Brian Culp, Deputy Chief Bill Blake, Award recipient District Chief Jason Bucknall, Mayor Sandra Easton, Award recipient Drew Staff, Chief Greg Hudson, and District Chief Bob Blake.

Absent from photo: Award recipient Len Kowalik and District Chief Dave Keracher



Carrie Beatty, Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the CAO
Town of Lincoln
Cell: 905-401-5707
Office: 905-563-2799 ext. 230

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