Castlegar firefighters recognized for service

Lt. Nichole Croteau. Photo: SubmittedLt. Nichole Croteau. Photo: Submitted
Firefighter Leigh Creegan Photo: SubmittedFirefighter Leigh Creegan Photo: Submitted
Cpt. Jordan Croteau Photo: SubmittedCpt. Jordan Croteau Photo: Submitted
Deputy Duane Monsen. Photo: SubmittedDeputy Duane Monsen. Photo: Submitted
CFD recognition 2021 Photo: Submitted

A number of members of the Castlegar Fire Department (CFD) have been recognized for their service and achievements during 2020.

The annual recognition usually takes place at a banquet where the firefighters and their families are acknowledged. The city’s elected officials and upper management are usually on hand as well retirees and other special guests, but pandemic restrictions forced the cancellation of this year’s banquet.

“The banquet is held to show appreciation for the countless hours of training and responses members dedicate to serving and protecting the community,” said CFD chief Sam Lattanzio. “More importantly, the banquet is a show of appreciation to the spouses, partners and families that support the members when the emergency calls come in at all hours of the day and night.”

2020 service award recipients:

Lt. Nichole Croteau — 5 years

Leigh Creegan — 5 years

Mike White — 5 years

Cpt. Jordan Croteau — 10 years

Deputy Duane Monsen — 15 years

Andy Roberts — 18 years

Chaplain Gerry Rempel (firefighter, officer, deputy, fire chief and current chaplain) — 45 years

Chaplain Gerry Remplel — Office of the BC Fire Commissioner Local Assistant Recognition Certificate (10 years or more service)

Andy Roberts — Canadian Volunteer Firefighters Association 15 year service pin

Cpt. Jordan Croteau — Regional District of Central Kootenay/Municipal 10 year service medal

Mark Smith (Robson FD and CFD) — Regional District of Central Kootenay/Municipal 10 year service medal

Deputy Duane Monsen — Office of the BC Fire Commissioner Long Service Medal, 25 year’s of service in BC fire departments

National Fire Protection Association certifications:

Lt. Nichole Croteau — NFPA 1021, Fire Officer 1

Lieutenant Tony Mackie — NFPA 1001 Level 1 and 2, Professional Firefighter Qualifications

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