N.S. FIREFIGHTERS: COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS

THE SPEAKER « » : The honourable member for Dartmouth North.

N.S. FIREFIGHTERS: COM. AMBASSADORS - THANKS

SUSAN LEBLANC: Mr. Speaker, I would like to add my voice to my colleagues who are bringing attention to the firefighters doing work in our communities.

Growing up in Prospect, the volunteer firefighters of the Prospect Road station and the Terence Bay station were very present in our communities all the time.

I, too, saw my school burn to the ground and remember like it was yesterday, watching the trucks fill up with water in Whites Lake to try to continue to put out that fire.

Last year there were two terrible fires in Dartmouth North on the same night. The firefighters from Highfield Park station and other stations around the HRM performed many dangerous rescues that night and although there was one fatality, their work prevented many more.

When not fighting fires, they are community ambassadors, they organize toy drives for kids in the neighbourhood, and they show up at schools and civic events

When not fighting fires, they are community ambassadors. They organize toy drives for kids in the neighbourhood and they show up at schools and civic events. Big shout-outs to the people who let kids like my four-year-old crawl all over your trucks and wear hats. It's very exciting.

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Firefighters are children, siblings, parents, and friends. They put themselves in harm's way every day, and I am very grateful for their service.

THE SPEAKER « » : The honourable member for Halifax Atlantic.