Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Doherty

Campbell River fire inspector reaches milestone

A Campbell River fire inspector was honoured recently for two decades of service to the community

A Campbell River fire inspector was honoured recently for two decades of service to the community.

Stewart Dumont’s achievement was recognized by Fire Chief Ian Baikie who presented Dumont with his 20-year exemplary service medal during a recent city council meeting.

“Stewart is a valued member of our department and it gives me great pleasure to present him with this exemplary service medal tonight,” Baikie said.

Dumont began his fire service career with the Oyster River Fire Department in 1996 before joining Campbell River’s auxiliary forces.

Dumont became a career member of the Campbell River Fire Department – working out of the No. 1 Fire Hall – in 1998.

Dumont is an active member of the community and has been involved in coaching minor hockey, youth baseball and Crush volleyball.

Dumont has also served as the Campbell River Fire Department’s representative on the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund which provides life saving support and services to burn victims suffering from serious trauma.

Fire Services Exemplary Service Medals have been issued to members of the Canadian fire service since 1985.

They are issued to fire fighters who have completed 20 years of service, 10 of which have been served performing duties that carry potential risks.

The medals, which bear a maple leaf, a fire hydrant and a Maltese cross, are issued by the federal government.