Cooper served on the Peace River Fire Department for seven years, and the town says he was an integral part of the team.
“His loss leaves our community with a great feeling of grief.”
Fire departments from across the Peace country have been sharing their own condolences. In a Facebook post, the Wembley Fire Department called Captain Cooper a close friend and valued training partner.
“We thank him for his service and will keep his family close in our thoughts.”
Plans for a memorial are still in the works.