Fire chief will be missed

Darrell Blades shared experience, expertise with area firefighters

To the editor:

I had the opportunity to read in your paper that Darrell Blades, the 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue chief is leaving the area.

I would like to take this opportunity to let all your readers know he will be missed by all the fire departments in the area.

We at the Watch Lake, North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (WLNGLVFD) have benefited from his leadership and operational skills.

He and many members of the 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue have assisted us on many calls that we have attended over the years.

Darrell’s expertise has given us training in all types of incidents from house fires to motor vehicle incidents (MVI) where extrication was required.

On July 15, he and his crew assisted us with a serious MVI where an extrication was required. He will be missed.

I would also like to thank the 100 Mile businesses for releasing the volunteers when they are required.

Ronald W Thurston

North Green Lake