Pitt Meadows Fire Chief Don Jolley, Assistant Chief Brad Perrie with firefighter of the year Brent Hannah and Mayor John Becker. (Contributed)

Pitt Meadows honours firefighters

Brent Hannah firefighter of the year.

Brent Hannah was honoured as firefighter of the year as Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue Service held its annual awards banquet on March 3 at Pitt Meadows Golf Club.

The banquet was sponsored by mayor and council to recognize past and present fire service members for their service and accomplishments to the community in 2017.

Asst. Fire Chief Mike Larsson was the officer of the year, while firefighter Mark Davies received a special recognition award.

Department members receiving city long service recognition pins: Capt. Stephan Drolet, 15 years; Lt. Sean Staples, 10 years; Stephen Bertoia, five years.

The Pitt Meadows Fire Rescue Members Association also presents an annual award to an individual who best exemplifies spirit and commitment toward the city during fire department community service activities.

For 2017, the association presented the Heart in My City Award posthumously to honourary member Jack Dougan, who passed away in January.

Dougan, who retired in May 2015 after 35 years as a volunteer firefighter, remained a highly devoted and special member of the department and truly exemplified the definitions of spirit, loyalty and dedication, said Fire Chief Don Jolley.

“On behalf of council and the community, I extend our thanks to the dedicated firefighters of the Pitt Meadows Fire Rescue Service,” said Mayor John Becker.

“These awards are an indication of the high level of service and dedication we receive from our fire service in Pitt Meadows.”

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