Smoky River Emergency Services has received a stamp from Canada Post, recognizing and honouring all firefighters for their service.
Annette Drouin, the postmaster for the Donnelly Post Office, presented the stamp to Fire Chief Marcel Maure at the fire department in Falher on October 10. She made the presentation on behalf of all the post offices in the Smoky River region.
Maure praises Canada Post for issuing the stamp.
“It’s much appreciated,” he says. “It’s nice for Canada Post to recognize our firefighters.”
Canada Post issued the stamp on Sept. 13, and as found in a news release:
“Canada Post today unveiled a stamp that honours the country’s firefighters for saving lives and protecting property and the environment with their skills and courage.
“Few emergencies trigger such an immediate sense of threat as a fire breaking out in our homes or communities, or being injured in a vehicle after a serious collision. In situations that might make most people panic, firefighters arrive well equipped and trained to intervene as a cohesive team.”
Canada Post has also issued four other stamps, which pay tribute to paramedics, the Canadian Armed Forces, search and rescue experts and police.
“All five stamps reflect Canadians’ respect and gratitude for the skills, service and sacrifices of those who protect Canadians, sometimes by risking their own lives,” says the news release.
The stamps are available to buy at canadapost.ca, and at your local postal outlet.