Comox Fire Rescue holds annual awards night

Members were recognized for their years of service and for other contributions

Comox Fire Rescue recently held its annual awards banquet, where members were recognized for their years of service and for other contributions.

Firefighter Carson Schreiner was recognized for his five years of fire service.

Firefighter Don Lee and Lieutenant Cole Logan were both honoured for their 10 years of service.

Firefighter Pete Kendall was recognized for 15 years of service.

Lieutenant Sandy Pridmore and Captain Corey Brooks were both recognized for their 20 years of service.

The Rookie of the Year award was given to Jaydon Barrow.

Jerry Snook was awarded Firefighter of the Year.

Lieutenant Kelly Rusk received an award titled the Stewart Rennie Memorial I made a Difference Award.

“I am so proud of all of our members,” said Comox Fire Chief Gord Schreiner.

“It takes a very special person to volunteer for anything, let alone to be a firefighter and an even better person to serve for many, many years. We are very demanding of our firefighters and expect a very high level of training and effectiveness from them. We are very fortunately, here in Comox to have such a great group of firefighters assisting our community in so many ways. Our firefighters are our most important asset.”

Comox Fire Rescue has five full-time and 45 highly-trained part-time members. Together they total about 400 years of service.

They responded to approximately 600 emergencies incidents a year.

 

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