The County of Grande Prairie celebrated the Regional Fire Service on November 29th to recognize “outstanding” service members and new graduates.
According to the county, this year’s ceremony saw 31 award recipients and 10 newly graduated additions to the fire service.
Awards were given out in numerous categories. 11 members received the Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Service Bars, four received the Chief’s Coin, five received the 10 Years of Service Award, and 11 received the 5 Years of Service Award.
Tracay Depew received the fire service’s first-ever Hickok Award, named to honour the the memory of former service member Greg Hickok who passed away with his wife in 2020. The County says nominees for the award are determined by fellow members of the fire service for exhibiting “the best attributes” of a firefighter.
The County says Depew “embodies the ideal firefighter” as a dedicated, hardworking, problem-solving, committed member of the GP Regional Fire Service.