Arnold Lazare wins national Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year award
September 15, 2021 By FFIC Staff
Sept. 15, 2021, Kahnawake – 14, Seskehkó:wa — Arnold Lazare was honoured with this year’s Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year 2021 award by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC). This prestigious award recognizes excellence in the fire sector and was presented at Fire-Rescue Canada 2021, the CAFC’s annual conference that was held this week.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke released a media statment congratulating Chief Lazare on his award. He has been a member of the Kahnawà:ke Fire Brigade for 42 years, seventeen of which he served as fire chief. He continues to work with the Aboriginal Fire Fighters Association of Canada, the Indigenous Fire Marshall Office, and the National Indigenous Fire Safety Council. Apart from his current role in fire prevention, he continues to sit with Kahnawà:ke’s Public Safety Division and had been a key member of the Kahnawà:ke COVID-19 Task Force.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke said in a statement they “share the entire community’s pride in recognition of Arnold’s years of volunteerism, hard work, and success. He has truly made – and continues to make – a hugely positive contribution to our community. Niá:wen and congratulations!”
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