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Cobourg deputy fire chief receives certification

Cecilia Nasmith

By Cecilia Nasmith, Northumberland Today

From left, Cobourg council protection services co-ordinator Deb McCarthy, presenter Barb Goodwin and Mayor Gil Brocanier were proud to acknowledge Cobourg Deputy Fire Chief Gene Thompson receiving the Certified Municipal Manager III Fire Suppresion Professional designation at this week's committee-of-the-whole meeting.
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From left, Cobourg council protection services co-ordinator Deb McCarthy, presenter Barb Goodwin and Mayor Gil Brocanier were proud to acknowledge Cobourg Deputy Fire Chief Gene Thompson receiving the Certified Municipal Manager III Fire Suppresion Professional designation at this week's committee-of-the-whole meeting. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today

COBOURG - 

Cobourg Deputy Fire Chief Gene Thompson got a special honour at this week’s committee-of-the-whole council meeting.

Barb Goodwin took a few minutes at the beginning of the meeting to present Thompson with the Certified Municipal Manager III Fire Suppression Professional designation on behalf of the Ontario Municipal Management Institute and the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs in recognition of a certain standard of education, training and work experience.

Goodwin said about 1,600 municipal staffers hold this designation.

“We really are honoured to have someone with such a high distinction,” Mayor Gil Brocanier said.

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