Mayor and Council are launching a program to recognize the contributions made by emergency officials and the general public during the first 100 hours of last year’s wildfire.
The Council Commendation Wildfire Medal Program includes three award categories to honor firefighters, law enforcement personnel, and the public, who performed actions, deeds or achievements between May 3 from 1 p.m., to May 7 at 5 p.m.
The categories include, “Fire Fighter Award for Service”, which recognizes local firefighters, “Law Enforcement Award for Service, which recognizes RCMP, Bylaw and Sheriffs and “Achievement in Public Service”, which honors members of the public who have distinguished themselves by direct hands-on participation in an act or operation of a humanitarian nature during the first 100 hours of the 2016 wildfire.
The RMWB says they already have a comprehensive list of all local firefighters and law enforcement personnel who supported during the first 100 hours.
Nominations are now open and close on May 19.
Shortly after the nominations close, award recipients from all categories will receive an invitation to a recognition event on Canada Day weekend, which will include medal presentations, speeches, and a community BBQ.
To nominate someone head to the RMWB’s website.