Each year, Emergency Management BC supports and recognizes the contribution of the more than 13,000 volunteers in public safety lifeline organizations throughout the province.
Emergency volunteers come from every corner of the province and from all walks of life. Public safety lifeline volunteers respond to an average of 6,000 incidents a year, in all kinds of weather, any place, any time. Their community spirit, dedication and commitment to helping others keeps BC strong.
A statement from Fire Chief Rob Girard said that Revelstoke Highway Rescue firefighters were nominated as a group this year for their valued services with respect to highway rescue. They are up for BC’s Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Award,
“This is such an amazing award and recognition for our Firefighters in relation to the very important life-saving ‘Jaws of Life’ vehicle extrication work they perform on our local Highways,” Girard said, “we are all very proud of each and every one of them.”
Emergency volunteers from across the province are nominated in one of five categories: Emergency Social Services, Search and Rescue, Emergency Radio Communications, Road Rescue and PEP Air.
“This is truly a great recognition for a great group,” said Mayor David Raven, “it really shows how valued and appreciated they are.”
To salute the dedication of provincial emergency volunteers, Emergency Management BC will host an awards ceremony in Victoria in November of 2013.
The statement said Revelstoke Highway Rescue will be proudly represented by Firefighter Steve Olsson and Firefighter Dan Sculnick.
“This is truly an amazing recognition for our firefighters,” said Firefighter Brad Faucett, president of the Revelstoke Fire Rescue Society, “they have been and continue to be, a very dedicated group, who are there to help the motoring public, in crisis.”