He's a first-responder, and an Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year nominee

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Bradley Pecore is flanked by TD Bank branch manager Michelle Huntley and TC Media general manager Rick Shaver after receiving his Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award nomination certificate.

CORNWALL, Ontario - After reading Bradley Pecore's bio, it's not hard to see why he was nominated as an Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year.

The Cornwall teenager's resume reads like a who's who in selfless acts.

Try these facts on for size:

- He was the youngest person in the history of the local branch of St. John Ambulance to qualify for his Medical First Responder certificate.

- In 2013 he devoted more than 900 hours to volunteer work.

- He became qualified as a CPR health care provider (level one) at age 14.

- Last fall he  began co-ordinating an ongoing training program for other volunteers at St. John Ambulance.

- And perhaps his crowning achievement is that he helped save the life of a person at a large public gathering who was in medical distress. He wasn't even on duty at the time.

"This is definitely an honour," said Pecore, after being presented with a certificate outlining his status as a citizen of the year nominee. "It was kind of a shock."

Pecore was nominated for the award by Michele Brunette, St. John Ambulance community services leader.

"Bradley's calm demeanour and team spirit are qualities which make him an exceptional volunteer but his compassion and generous heart make him a genuine caregiver," she said.

The Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards are promoted by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association, which includes Seaway News, with the support of corporate sponsors TD Bank Group and Direct Energy.

Pecore was presented with his nomination certificate by TC Media general manager Rick Shaver and TD Bank Cornwall branch manager Michelle Huntley.

Organizations: Ontario Junior Citizen, Ontario Community Newspapers Association, Seaway News TD Bank Group Direct Energy Rick Shaver and TD Bank Cornwall

Geographic location: CORNWALL, Ontario

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