On October 23rd the Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association held its 76th Annual Pensioners Banquet. Over 200 Retired and Active fire fighters honoured 23 new Retirees. Special guests included OPFFA District 4 V.P. Carmen Santoro, IAFF 13th District President Emeritus Bruce Carpentar and Thorold Fire Fighters President Rick Honsberger. Special recognition was given to our oldest Retiree Tom Keirny and Fred Engelbrecht.
Also at the Pensioners Banquet, the first Annual Walter Baumann Award was presented. Brother Baumann died one year ago and the Hamilton Fire Fighters developed an award to hounour his achievements and dedication to the Membership and the entire Labour Class. This years recipient was Colin Grieve.
The Executive Committee congratulates Brother Grieve, thanks all our new Retirees for their years of service to the Community and wishes them a long and healthy retirement.
Fraternally, Executive Committee