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New Firefighters In Essex

Tuesday February 4th, 2020, 10:30am


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Left to right: Deputy Chief Rick Malott, Firefighter Logan Malenfant, Firefighter Aaron Langlois, Firefighter Jake Morassut, Firefighter Cayla Mursall, Chief Rick Arnel and Mayor Larry Snively. (Essex photo)

The Town of Essex has some new firefighters.

After initial recruitment in early 2019, the new firefighters have undergone an extensive training and onboarding process which spanned 180 hours over nine months.

“We are thrilled to have these talented new recruits join Essex Fire and Rescue Services,” said Chief Rick Arnel. “They bring an impressive amount of experience, knowledge, and willingness to learn and be a part of the team.”

The new recruits are as follows:

  • Cayla Mursall trains horses and competes in professional rodeos. She also teaches part-time in St. Clair College’s Pre-service Firefighter Education & Training program. “I love living in Harrow and joined Essex Fire and Rescue Services because I wanted to be involved with helping the people in my community,” she said.
  • Logan Malenfant comes from a family of firefighters. “I grew up hearing about some of the calls they went to and the people they have helped,” he said. “When I heard about the chance to join the department it felt like the perfect opportunity to be able to give back to the community I grew up in.”
  •  Aaron Langlois was born and raised in Essex and was excited at the opportunity to serve. “I chose to become a firefighter because I have a passion for helping others,” he said. “What better way than to give back to the community that I have grown up in with firefighting.”
  • Jake Morassut currently works as the By-law Enforcement Officer with the Town of Essex. He was motivated to join the team to contribute to the community in a unique way. “Being a firefighter is a position that challenges you, both physically and mentally, and you get to be part of a great team,” he said.

Left to right: Firefighter Logan Malenfant, Firefighter Aaron Langlois, Firefighter Jake Morassut and Firefighter Cayla Mursall.

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