(From left) Pitt Meadows Fire Chief Don Jolley with 20-year Federal Exemplary Service Award medal recipient Bruce Edwards and Mayor John Becker.

(From left) Pitt Meadows Fire Chief Don Jolley with 20-year Federal Exemplary Service Award medal recipient Bruce Edwards and Mayor John Becker.

Pitt fire department honours own

The banquet was sponsored by Pitt Meadows council to recognize past and present fire service members.

The Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue Service held its annual awards banquet on Saturday.

The banquet was sponsored by Pitt Meadows council to recognize past and present fire service members for their service and accomplishments in 2015.

“The department was especially honored to have Chief Susan Miller and Coun. Peter James from the Katzie First Nation in attendance for the evening’s festivities.

The 2015 annual department awards:

• Special Recognition Award – firefighters Juan Ferreyro and Brent Hannah;

• Firefighter of the Year – Brent Hannah;

• Officer of the Year – Assistant Fire Chief Brad Perrie.

• Heart in My City Award: to Al McGee by the Pitt Meadows Fire Rescue Members Association for his continuous hard work and dedication to the community.

Firefighters receiving city long service recognition pins:

• Corey Kelso, five years;

• Mark Davies, five years;

• Dave Biggin, 10 years;

• Scott Kyle, 15 years.

In addition, firefighter Bruce Edwards was presented with the Government of Canada’s Exemplary Service Medal for his 20 years of service and Assistant Chief Brad Perrie received the British Columbia Long Service Award and Medal for completing 25 years with the department.