100 Mile House welcomes new fire chief

Roger Hollander steps into big boots at station's helm

Roger Hollander is the new fire chief at 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue

Roger Hollander is the new fire chief at 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue

Roger Hollander is the new fire chief at 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue and he takes command on Aug. 17.

After serving as the deputy chief at the Lac la Hache Volunteer Fire Department for the past nine years, he joined the 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue in April.

Hollander says he is “absolutely” happy to be taking on the challenging new role.

“I am honoured, humbled, and excited to be fire chief of 100 Mile’s fire department.”

Hollander says he is looking forward to his new role and continuing the relationships with the men and women of the department, he adds.

“I am very proud of the firefighters in their commitment to the department and their countless hours to [serve] the community and, of course, they are professionals in what they do.”

The new chief explains he is also committed to continuing to provide a high level of training for the department, as well as a high level of service to the community.

“There is no doubt I have big shoes to fill. And, I’d like to extend my great appreciation to chief Darrell Blades for all his years of service; and not just to the fire-rescue department, but also to the citizens of the District of 100 Mile House.”

Noting fire departments are at the heart of many communities, Hollander says he is eager to connect with the public through the various programs the fire department provides and in speaking with folks at local events.