L to R – Deputy Chief Hutt; Deputy Chief Ayotte; General Manager, Emergency & Protective Services, Anthony DiMonte; City Manager, Steve Kanellakos; Captain Brian Bedard; Fire Chief, Gerry Pingitore; Councillor Mark Taylor
Brian Bedard joined the Goulbourn Fire Department on Feb 21, 1977. In 1989 he was promoted to Lieutenant and kept this rank, through amalgamation, until he was promoted to Captain of Station 81, Stittsville on May 11, 2013.
On February 11, 1994, he received a Diploma from The Ontario Fire College for the Fire Protection Technology Course.
On June 18, 1998, Brian was awarded The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal in recognition of 20 years of loyal meritorious service to public security in Canada.
On October 12, 2017, Brian was recognized for 40 years of dedicated service with the Goulbourn Fire Dept. and Ottawa Fire Services.
Brian’s dedication to his station and the area residents includes many hours of public education, training, emergency response, community events, including the role of Parade Marshall for the Annual Parade of Lights and many, many other events over the last 40 years.
I have known Captain Bedard for many years, he as a very important member of Stittsville’s Fire Station 81. This exemplary milestone is one of dedication and commitment. I am very pleased to see that Brian was honoured for his work. On behalf of Stittsville residents I thank him for his years of service to our community.
I would also like to extend my sincere appreciation to all Ottawa Fire Services staff and other emergency services staff for keeping our community safe.