Haliburton’s first Fire Chief is having a plaque dedicated to his sacrifice. Almost 70 years ago, Thomas Chambers was appointed fire chief in a department of six volunteers. While trying to fight a fire that destroyed the local Bank of Montreal on the main street, Chambers died on March 12th in 1956. Almost 60 years later, the Dysart Fire Department is dedicating a plaque to Chambers. The unveiling ceremony will happen on March 12th at one o’clock at the village square.

To read more about the story and Chamber’s role in Haliburton’s fire department, click here.

 

(Photo: Courtest of CFFF, photo of Thomas Chambers)