100 Mile Fire Rescue awards presented

35 year award goes to volunteer firefighter Mike Collinge

Dep. Chief Brandon Bougie

The dinner and dance went really well according to Chief Roger Hollander.

“It’s an annual event for us … the appreciation dinner is specifically for those firefighters and families and to appreciate their spouses on the efforts and what they really give the department,” Hollander says.

100 Mile Fire Rescue (OMFR) presented Fire Service Awards to Cpt. Ryan Hindmarsh for his 10 years service and to Cpt. Paul Donnelly for 15 years service at the 100 Mile House Fire Rescue Awards on Feb. 18 in the Curling Rink Lounge.

Dep. Chief Bob Sparreboom was presented with a federal government award pin for 20 years service as a firefighter.

Firefighter Mike Collinge was awarded 5-year plaque for OMFR, and as the former Fire Chief of Lone Butte Fire Department, he also was awarded a 35-year bars pin from the province on behalf of the Fire Commissioner of BC.

Four others were awarded for:

Firefighter of the Year award to firefighter Jake Felce.

Officer of the Year to Cpt. Jon Lavigne.

“Top Gun” award to firefighter Adam Ramsay for best attendance (overall, e.g. training and fire scenes).

Rookie of the Year award to firefighter Sean Dirkson.

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