By Anjali Singh
Firefighters are seen as role models and heroes in the community, and they are nothing short of it. On June 27, 12 new recruits graduated from the firefighter training program and joined the Markham Fire family.
Commissioner Brenda Librecz welcomed the new graduates to the team, as she shared a few words about public service.
“In your role as a very visible public servant wearing the uniform makes you one of our ambassadors to the city. In many ways, you are a reflection of all of us in public service,” Librecz said. “Public service is not a job, it’s a passion and a commitment to service excellence and it holds the values of equity, inclusion, fairness and integrity.”
Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti shared his appreciation for our local firefighters.
“We thank our latest recruits for answering the call of duty,” said Scarpitti. “Our first responders watch over us and keep us safe; they run toward danger and are role models and heroes. This is an exciting time, a profound moment, and they are joining the ranks of Markham’s finest. We welcome them and wish them well.”
This year’s graduating class includes firefighters: Mike Beishuizen, David Beloff, Colin Clark, Tyler Duffin, Anderson Leung, Rachel Malfara, Jeremy Peters, Connor Simonds, Edmond Tang, Filip Wandas, Bowman Webster, and Victoria Wells.
They proudly don their uniforms with bravery and inspire others.