Fort St. James Fire Dept. honours years of service

Fort St. James
Fire Dept.
honours years
of service

  • Nov. 4, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Richard Sutton

BARBARA LATKOWSKI

Caledonia Courier

On Oct. 24, the Fort St. James Fire Dept. recognised

those who have serviced and dedicated their

time in helping make a difference within the community.

The awards dinner, held at the Fire Dept. was a

huge success. Close to fi fty members, spouses and

guests attended.

Michael Navratil, current fi re chief, remembers

those before him.

“Jim Wasylenko was fi re chief until 2003. Jim

was instrumental in building this department and

much of what he developed we are still using today,”

Navratil said.

Waslenko as well as others were honoured for

their dedication and contribution to the Dept.

Pete Panesar, received an award for 25 years

of service to the Dept. as a volunteer. He is also

the fi rst recipient of the Fort St. James Key to the

City given by Mayor, Rob MacDougall. Prior to the

evening Panesar was also recognised nationally for

having received the Governor General of Canada

award for 20 years of service exemplary medal.

Others who received service awards that evening

were:

Harry Millsap – 5 years

Brian Schnepf – 10 years

Don Fraser – 10 years

Mark Rivard – 10 years

Robert Hughes – 10 years

John Bennison – 10 years

Steve Karey – 10 years

Doug Hearn – 20 years

 

 

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