Cumberland Fire Rescue held its annual awards banquet recently, with more than 100 guests, volunteer firefighters, lifetime members, and local politicians on hand.
Among the awards given:
• Peter Aitkin, 30-year service medal
• Sean Rodger, 20-year service medal (which also makes him a CFR life member)
• Kent Fourneau, five-year pin
• Cole Palmer, five-year pin
• Archie Pateman, five-year pin
• Jordon Allen, Firefighter of the year
• Community Safety Award — Chief Mike Williamson, who was nominated for the award for many years teaching road rescue on Vancouver Island.