Leduc Fire Services Class of 2015

It's a family affair for some new Leduc firefighters.

NEW MEMBERS Firefighters Shane and Kristie Kuhn have now relocated to join Leduc Fire Services.

As the City of Leduc grows, so does its fire services. On Saturday June 13, a formal ceremony at the protective services building celebrated the graduation of 15 new firefighters into this dynamic department. “Our family protecting yours” is the proud motto displayed on the city’s aerial fire truck.

Deputy Fire Chief Bo Moore was the event’s MC. After the welcome and introductions, the recruits were “piped in” and marched behind the parade commander, officer Mike Skinner; certificates were presented in front of a large group of family and friends. Fire Chief George Clancy inspected the ranks, a formal procedure executed for the first time in this department.

Deputy Chief Moore delivered an inspiring speech on “tips for success”. A skills demonstration was witnessed by fascinated guests, young and older: forcible entry, ladder rescue and hose handling were impressive. These 15 new recruits will bring the Fire Services count to 60 part-time and 32 full-time firefighters. This is an exciting milestone for any fire department: fresh energy and enthusiasm spurs a new dynamic in any team intent on perfecting its service and team spirit.

Among them, Kristie Kuhn will be the only full-time firefighter, as she is also a full-fledge paramedic, formerly a member of the Calgary Fire Department. Her husband Shane, also medically trained, was recruited. The two recently built a home in Leduc and with their son Hayden, they are embracing their new life here: they are grateful to the two sets of parents who have shared watching over their son when they were training, every weekend for the past two months. Firefighters need and appreciate the support of loved ones, as the risk involved and the time commitment can be taxing on their families.

All firefighters were beaming with pride, and the entire department is looking forward to the opening of Station 2 on the west side of the city, scheduled for September, 2015. This community is grateful to these new firefighters, who are now prepared to serve and protect us.

 

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