Canada Post has honoured Canadian fire fighters with a new postage stamp issued in September.
In unveiling the stamp, Canada Post said fire fighters, who are able to respond to emergencies at a moment’s notice, “do much more than fight fires and rescue victims from burning buildings. They also provide emergency medical services and perform difficult technical rescues and extractions. They respond to vehicle collisions, overdoses, hazardous-material emergencies and other life-threatening events. As well, they make Canada safer by educating people about fire prevention, investigating fires and enforcing fire codes.”
The stamp is one of five in a series that honours first responders with paramedics, police, military and search and rescue personnel also being recognized. It was unveiled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, Canada’s oldest fire department established in 1754.