Fire chief earns honour

Derek Fletcher has received an exemplary service award from the federal government for 20 years of service

A former fire chief received special recognition during Monday’s Regional District of Central Okanagan board meeting.

Derek Fletcher has received an exemplary service award from the federal government for 20 years of service and a long service award from the provincial government in recognition of his 25 years of service and commitment to the Wilson’s Landing community along Westside Road.

Fletcher retired as chief of the Wilson’s Landing Fire Department earlier this year, but is still the training officer.

The awards were presented by Robert Hobson, RDCO chairperson.