Auxiliary firefighters who recently achieved certification in a variety of fire fighting courses were honoured by the City of Campbell River June 19.

Auxiliary Firefighter Grad Ceremony

City of Campbell River honoured auxiliary fire fighters who recently achieved certification

On Wednesday, June 19, the City of Campbell River honoured auxiliary fire fighters who recently achieved their certification in a variety of fire fighting courses.

Fire Chief Ian Baikie said that Campbell River is one of the first fire departments in B.C. to certify auxiliary officers to the National Fire Protection Association Standard Fire Officer Level 1 training.  As well as the eight members who achieved Fire Officer Level 1 certification, 22 members qualified for either the Basic Fire Fighter, Fire Fighter Levels 1 or 2.

The crew’s commitment to training – both as students and instructors – was praised by Acting Mayor Ryan Mennie, who said that their commitment to their training “provides Campbell River with one of the best trained auxiliary forces in B.C. Thank you for choosing to put your energy and time towards one of the most valuable roles a citizen can play in our community.”