KFD Honors Members at Annual Awards, Recognition Banquet

   Written by on February 1, 2018 at 11:31 am

KENBRIDGE – The Kenbridge Fire Department held their 7th Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet last Saturday during which they honored both past and present members for the hard work and sacrifice displayed in helping protect Kenbridge and Lunenburg families.

There were many officials on hand from Victoria, Lunenburg County and even from the state. Delegate Tommy Wright was on hand to help the department with the event and offer his thoughts and thanks to the group for the work they continue to do in the community.

KFD honored several members with their big yearly awards for 2017. Award recipients included Robert Ledbetter for his 40 years of service with the department and Will Lafoon was recognized for 10 years of service on KFD.

Chuck Schumaker was named the Officer of the Year by the department, while long-time member H.B. Gee took home the Firefighter of the Year Award. Jake Rifkin won the award for the Most Calls Answered on the department this past year.

Attendees were treated to a social hour and steak dinner prior to the awards banquet.

Kenbridge Volunteer Fire Department was started as a bucket brigade in 1908 and has progressed to a state of the art department with a seven bay facility, eight trucks and continuous volunteers who create a mix of veteran and young firefighters.

KFD officials noted, “We are blessed to have excellent financial support from the Town of Kenbridge, the County of Lunenburg, citizens of our town and businesses both commercial and industrial.  The Kenbridge Fire Department is over 100 years old and is poised to serve our citizens in every way possible thru the next century. Thank you all for your support!”

(See photos inside this week’s Southside Messenger)

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