Morris Williams - 60 years a firefighter for Uniacke and District Volunteer Firefighter - retires December 31, 2015.
THANK YOU Morris for your dedication to Mount Uniacke, your family, your friends, your community and to the Firefighting Service.
On Saturday, January 16, firefighters and special guests braved a mighty snowstorm to pay tribute to one of our own. Morris Wiliams joined the fire department when he was 17 years old and was actively involved in the fire department for 60 years. Let that sink in for a minute folks.....60 years of dedicated, active service to his fire department and community! This is an amazing achievement and Morris deserves the well-earned recognition he received at his banquet and open house the following day. Among the guest speakers, Morris was also presented with accolades and certificates from the Province of N.S. and the Municipality of East Hants, to name a few.
As most firefighters grow older, many of them choose to take less active roles in the department. Morris chose not to do that and answered the call for help at all hours of the day and night. Morris had a knack for looking as fresh as a daisy on every call, especially the ones in the middle of the night. On his final day with the department on December 31, 2015, Morris still responded to three calls that day!
Morris, everyone in the fire department wishes you well in your retirement. Thank you for being a mentor to many firefighters over the years and for helping to shape and build the fire department into what it has become today.