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We are pleased to announce that Firefighter Victoria “Tori” Shaw, (fourth from the left) is the first recipient of the Jim Hayter Memorial Scholarship. Family, friends, and colleagues gathered at the Alvinston Fire Station on June 26th to present Tori with this scholarship award. Tori started her avocation as a junior firefighter at the age of 16 and is currently serving as an active member of Brooke Fire Rescue. Ms. Shaw will continue her studies at Lambton College in the Registered Practical Nursing program. According to a letter of support submitted by Amelia Authier (Registered Nurse/Clinical Instructor), adjectives to describe Tori include: positive, prepared, punctual, professional, bright, hard-working, and pleasant. This scholarship was established in 2017 to honor the late Jim Hayter, a charter member of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA). The scholarship is awarded annually in a partnership between Metalfab LTD and the CVFSA.  Eligible applicants are CVFSA members or dependent children of members under the age of 25 who are pursuing their goal of higher education.

Pictured from the left: Pat Hayter – Son of the late Alvinston Fire Chief Jim Hayter and full time Firefighter with the City of Toronto, Ken Alderman – Deputy Mayor of Brooke-Alvinston, Ryan Stacey – Business Development at Metalfab Ltd., Victoria “Tori” Shaw – Brooke Fire Rescue Firefighter & Jim Hayter Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Carl Pearson – Ontario Director CVFSA, Don McGugan – Mayor of Brooke-Alvinston, Jeff McArthur – Fire Chief Brooke Fire Rescue, Ron McCabe – Alvinston Station Chief – Brooke Fire Rescue, Kris Redick – Alvinston Station Deputy Chief – Brooke Fire Rescue