First responders throughout the Peace Country made their mark for fallen comrades earlier this month, as they participated in a fundraiser for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Association.
Two of the participants, Deputy Fire Chief Julian Bergeron for Northern Sunrise County and Fire Chief Marcel Maure for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130, linked up on June 10 for the run over Dunvegan Hill for six km.
Bergeron started his run from Grande Prairie and finished in Northern Sunrise Country. Other first responders, including paramedics and the RCMP, joined him along the way.
This run was also about highlighting the importance of firefighters’ health, says Bergeron.
Fire Chief Marcel Maure was pleased to be able to participate with Bergeron, and support him.
As found on the foundation’s website, at www.cffa.ca:
“The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation was created to HONOUR and REMEMBER firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty and to SUPPORT their families. The CFFF is a registered charity and operates by fundraising.”
The website also has information about how you can make donations to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation online.