SDFES wins 2022 VFIS Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment & Retention Award

Chief Morehouse with 2022 VFIS award

Chief Cameron Morehouse and the South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services were honoured at the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Conference and Trade Show on May 5, 2022.

On behalf of the SDFES, Chief Morehouse accepted the 2022 VFIS (Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services) Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment & Retention Award.

The award recognizes recruitment and retention programs/strategies that work to recruit and retain volunteers so emergency services have full compliments in order to respond effectively to calls. SDFES’ win comes after the wildly successful Firefighter for a Day event held in the summer of 2021.

“This award is a great honour for our department. Everyone involved put a lot into the event and made it a success, and we’re excited to bring it back in the future,” said Chief Morehouse. “But really it all comes down each of our firefighters in the department. Their commitment to this community and the job is inspiring. I’m very proud to be the Chief of this department.”

“This award for Chief Morehouse and the South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services is well deserved. Our firefighters do a lot for the people of South Dundas and it is great to see them recognized for their efforts,” said Mayor Steven Byvelds.