Fire Chief Ian Baikie

Deputy fire chief’s quarter century of service

Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Doherty was presented with a Long Service Award from the province of B.C.

One of Campbell River’s finest was recognized at a recent council meeting.

Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Doherty was presented with a Long Service Award from the province of B.C. for 25 years of service at the Dec. 16 council meeting.

Campbell River Fire Chief Ian Baikie recalled how Doherty began his career as a firefighter with the Ladysmith Fire Rescue department in 1989 and progressed through the ranks to deputy fire chief in 2004. He then moved on to the Big White Fire Department where he was hired on as captain and became deputy fire chief of that department. From there, Doherty took a position with the Kelowna Fire Department as deputy fire chief. He left, however, in 2013 to join the Campbell River Fire Department and became Campbell River’s deputy fire chief of operations.