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90 Years of Service

posted Nov 7, 2016, 9:32 AM by Darren White   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 9:32 AM ]

 Capt. Scott Crandall   Dist. Chief John Long   Chief Randy Gowlett
Three members of the LRFD were recently recognized for their long standing commitment and contributions to the Fire Service.

Captain Scott Crandall was awarded the New Brunswick Long Service Medal.  Scott joined the department in 1991 and has served in various roles, including Safety Officer and Training Officer. Scott also has served on the Kingston Peninsula Ambulance Service,and has taken a lead role on a number of medical calls over the years.  

District Chief John Long, who has 45 years of service with the department, was recently awarded his second long service bar.  John has been with the department since 1971 and has seen it grow from a grassroots organization with a fire pump and a few lengths of hose to a team of well trained, well equipped firefighters.  John has been instrumental in that growth, by making sure that firefighters have the tools that they need to do their jobs.  For his dedication, John was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013.

Chief Randy Gowlett, with 20 years of service, has been awarded the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal.  Randy joined the department in 1996, and served as Firefighter and Deputy Chief before taking over as Chief in 2009.   For the past 7 years Randy has been the driving force behind moving the fire department beyond basic fire suppression and into a fully modern fire service that can perform automobile extrication, respond to medical emergencies, and most recently perform remote and technical rescues.