Delta fire receives provincial, federal awards

The Delta fire department is recognizing excellence and exemplary service to the citizens of Delta.

Recently, the department was presented with a number of federal and provincial awards. The presentation was made in a virtual way in lieu of the Delta Fire & Emergency Services Awards ceremony, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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“Several Delta firefighters have been presented with their long service Federal Canadian Exemplary and Provincial Long Service medals this week,” said fire Chief Paul Schofield. “Delta Fire & Emergency Services also presented retirement awards and recognized those firefighters who have completed their one year probation. Recipients also received a joint letter of congratulations from Mayor George Harvie and myself.

Personnel who have completed their career milestones are as follows:

Federal awards – Medals & Certificates

30 Year Canadian Exemplary

Steve Raby, Retired Battalion Chief of Training

Charles James, Retired Battalion Chief

Bill Taylor, Battalion Chief

Gurnam Chahal, Captain

20 Year Canadian Exemplary

Dave Wood, Deputy Chief

Stephan Kesting, Captain

Christopher Michaluk, Captain

Mandip Kooner, Captain

Michael Molema, Lieutenant

John Turner, Firefighter

Jason Windblad, Firefighter

Carson Isfeld, Firefighter

Provincial awards - Medals & Certificates

25 Year Provincial B.C. Long

Dave Pederson, Lieutenant

Delta fire department retirement awards - Plaques

Charles James, Retired Battalion Chief

Brent Thomas, Retired Battalion Chief

Steve Raby, Retired Battalion Chief of Training

Gary Nylund, Retired Captain

Probationary firefighter recognition

Fraser O’Neill

Samuel Maerz

Tanner Gunn

Anthony Smith

Damon Loewen

Michael Ondzik

Carson Jordan

Gurjeve Randhawa

Derek Hall

Bartek Kucharczyk

Terrill Hagar

Joshua Stiebel

Cole MacInnes

Tyler Honigman

Douglas Breadon

Monika Podgorski

Shane Springman

Kevin McNabb

Orrin Redan

Christopher Mark

Trevor Flemig

Michael Quinn

Fred McKave

Jared McMillan

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