Alberto De Feo (left)

Lake Country firefighter earns honour

Lt. Michael Gesi has been presented with a B.C. Long Service Award.

A Lake Country firefighter has received provincewide recognition.

Lt. Michael Gesi has been presented with a B.C. Long Service Award.

“The dedication shown by all members of the Lake Country Fire Department should be recognized,” said Mayor James Baker.

“They are the first responders providing assistance to those at risk due to fire, motor vehicle accident, medical emergency, not to mention ice, open water and cliff rescue. We appreciate them very much.”

Gesj started his career in firefighting with the Township of Langley, where he was a volunteer firefighter for 20 years.  He has spent the past five years as a volunteer firefighter in Lake Country.

B.C. Long Service Medals are awarded by the provincial government to individuals who have completed at least 25 years of paid or volunteer fire service.

Lake Country has also presented various awards to recognize honourary members with 10 or more years of service, five years of service, and completion of the first year of service.

New recruits were acknowledged, and firefighters with the best attendance to emergency call outs and practices for each of the stations in Winfield (Karl Featherstone), Oyama (Jim Thomson) and Carr’s Landing (Shaun Reed), were recognized.

A firefighter of the year award was presented to one member of each station as recognition from their peers for service above and beyond the normal call of duty (Glen Gregory – station 71; Brian Toering – station 81; and Ryan Murdain – station 91).

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Resolutions back on track with Vernon Wellness Fair

16th annual fair will showcase tons of products, gear to give that extra boost of motivation

Vernon ultra athlete ‘hearts’ ice baths

Shanda Hill and father carve stunning creations into ice at Ellison Lake

More snow for SilverStar

Pow days a plenty at Vernon’s own ski resort

Partnership aims to reduce risk of abuse for Armstrong city staff

Team up with Municipal Insurance Association to create plan to protect local government workers

Vernon Vipers getting Wild for opening round

Snakes will take on Wenatchee with the Wild holding home-ice advantage in Round 1

VIDEO: B.C.’s seventh coronavirus patient at home in Fraser Health region

Canada in ‘containment’ as COVID-19 spreads in other countries

Prescription opioids getting B.C. addicts off ‘poisoned’ street drugs

Minister Judy Darcy says Abbotsford pilot project working

Kelowna man arrested and released for threatening to stab people with a syringe

The incident is said to have occured downtown Kelowna on Friday

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal a result of tensions over climate, reconciliation

Don Lindsay speaks at mining conference, a day after announcing suspension of oilsands project

Father and children killed in fatal crash near Kamloops

The family was travelling from Southern Alberta

Okanagan man swims across Columbia River to evade Trail police

RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid says the incident began the evening of Thursday, Feb. 20

Breaking: Penticton woman pleads guilty to manslaughter of boyfriend

Kiera Bourque pleaded guilty in a Penticton courtroom on Monday

Summerland Steam end regular season in third place

Three Junior B hockey games held over past week

Most Read