Oshawa’s Firefighter of the Year Award goes to 28 year veteran
Durham Radio News

Oshawa Fire Services (OFS) has named Captain and Acting Platoon Chief Brian Hoard as the city’s ‘firefighter of the year’.

Hoard is a 28 year veteran of the service and has spent most of his career stationed at Fire Hall 1 on Adelaide Avenue.

Oshawa Fire Chief Derrick Clark says Hoard wears his uniform with pride and is a role model among his peers.

Clark says Hoard is always the first to volunteer and has helped the service recruit new candidates.

Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter says Hoard “demonstrates great leadership each and every day.”

City councillors Rick Kerr and Derek Giberson also congratulated Hoard.

“While it is difficult to select just one Firefighter of the Year… Brian Hoard is certainly an admirable selection,” said Kerr.

The Firefighter of the Year Award recognizes one member of OFS every year for exceptional job performance.

Recipients are nominated by their colleagues and chosen by senior staff.

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