Is this just a little too much? Now a Special badge presentation for city’s new fire chief.



By Pepper Parr.

BURLINGTON, ON April 16, 2013.   Firemen and women are vital to the safety of any community and Burlington has a fire department that has been recognized in the past for their bravery and service as well as being on hand to get that cat out of a tree and take part in civic events.  Great guys.

But to hold a special photo-op to take a picture of the Fire Chief being given his badge – is that not a little much?  Have the city communications people not got anything better to do?  Did the Mayor have an opening in his Day Timer that was looking for something to do?

Burlington’s recently appointed fire chief, Tony Bavota

On April 22 members of council; Kim Phillips, general manager of corporate and community services; Fire Chief Tony Bavota; deputy fire chiefs Dave Beatty and Jeff Weber; city officials; retired Burlington Fire Chief Shayne Mintz; regional emergency services personnel; family and friends will gather in celebration of Burlington’s new fire chief.

Burlington firefighters have been cited for their bravery in the past.  This photograph has several of them being recognized by the Lieutenant General.

A special badge presentation and ceremony will take place in recognition of Tony Bavota, Burlington’s recently named Fire Chief.

 And it’s all going to take place at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Community Studio Theatre with a  reception to follow in lobby immediately following the formal presentation.


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1 comment to Is this just a little too much? Now a Special badge presentation for city’s new fire chief.

  • Alan Harrington

    In the aftermath of the recent incidents in Boston and Texas – we have vividly witnessed the work emergency personnel do every day to protect us. Certainly we can spare a few moments to recognize our firefighters. Congratulations to Tony Bavota and his crew.