Kris Garneau and Reg Leith.

Kris Garneau and Reg Leith.

Recognizing Burns Lake fire fighters

Five members of the Burns Lake Volunteer Firefighters’ Association were singled out for special recognition.

Five members of the Burns Lake Volunteer Firefighters’ Association were singled out for special recognition Feb. 15 at the organization’s annual banquet.

Volunteer firemen Dirk Hofer and Kevin Germaine were awarded five-year service rings, while colleague Jason Berlin was presented with a ring for his 10 years of service to the organization.

Dan George, a 15-year veteran, was presented with a watch.

Firefighter Kris Garneau’s (pictured) contributions to the association and volunteer fire department earned him the prestigious Paul Sandercott Firefighter of the Year award. Garneau, who seldom misses a fire call, mentors new firefighters and regularly volunteers at the association’s extra-curricular events.