Oyster River Volunteer Fire Rescue held their 2015 Annual Awards Banquet recently, honouring the members that have completed training and have excelled as firefighters. The awards commenced with MLA Don McRae presenting Jim
Doberstein with his Provincial Long Service Medal for 25 years of service.
Strathcona Regional District Area D director Brenda Leigh presented Firefighter Level 2 certificates to Dave Carmichael, Wil Baum, Jim Flohr and Lynne Fedorick.
Edwin Grieve, Area C director from the Comox Valley Regional District, presented Deputy Chief Chris Murray with his Fire Officer 2 certificate and Lieutenant Janet Marriot with her Fire Officer 1 certificate.
Deputy Chief Chris Murray presented firefighter Alana Alix with the Rookie of the Year award and Fire Chief Bruce Green and Mrs. Rose Carnie presented firefighter Ross Squire with the Bill Carnie Memorial Firefighter of the Year trophy.