Captain Jim Postnikoff recieved a BC Long Service Medal for his 25 years of firefighting service.

Castlegar firefighters complete Level 2

Nine firefighters received their National Fire Protection level 2 certification.

Betsy Kline

 

Castlegar News

 

Nine Castlegar firefighters were recognized Monday for completing the National Fire Protection Association Level 2 firefighter certification.

The firefighters received their certificates from Fire Chief Gerry Rempel along with congratulations and appreciation from mayor and council. Rempel stated:“It is my pleasure and certainly my honour to work with these men and women.”

The certification is an internationally recognized accreditation that takes over two years of volunteer night and weekend time to complete. The training also included work in hazardous material awareness and operations, and first responder medical licensing. It is rare for a fire department of our size to have so many Level 2 certified firefighters.

Recipient Kara Lariviere was commended for receiving one of the highest marks in the entire program.

Capt. Jim Postnikoff received the Province of BC Long Service Medal for his 25 years of service. Postnikoff has served in Genelle, Blueberry Creek and Castlegar. Rempel commended Postnikoff: “Jim has contributed to this community for many years and is very much appreciated.”

 

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff thanked all of the firefighters: “On behalf of city council and the citizens of Castlegar, to all the firefighters, we just want to say we are extremely proud of all of you and the things you do for our community and the commitment you have made for our community.”

 

 

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