Gratitude to our firefighters

On the occasion of the Journée nationale de reconnaissance des pompiers et pompières (National Firefighters’ Appreciation Day) which was last Sunday, the Town of Sutton wishes to congratulate in particular its firefighters who were strongly involved during this very busy Thanksgiving weekend. No less than six interventions were realized by the brigade, mainly in the forest.

The glowing testimonial that a hiker, Ms. Anika Belanger, posted on Facebook on Monday, October 11, confirms the importance and quality of the intervention services that came to her aid, when she had an accident on the P.E.N.S. trails near Lake Mohawk. The operation, perfectly coordinated between firefighters, paramedics and emergency dispatchers, lasted more than 2 hours and required the mobilization of 14 people on the ground, while another rescue was in progress at the same time.

Firefighters carry Mrs. Belanger’s stretcher at arm’s length. Photo Ann-Charlotte Doucet

The Town is proud of the professionalism of its firefighters who provide an efficient and recognized service to its citizens and visitors. The Town would like to take this opportunity to point out that no intervention fees are charged for a rescue and search in the forest, as indicated in section 54 of Municipal By-law number 308.