Cowichan Valley salutes fire departments on Fire Prevention Week
Caycuse Fire Department: John Pereira (co-chief), Carol Pereira, Kim Erhart, Laura Couch (co-chief), Ron Couch, Bryce Williams, Andrew Lawrence, Clyde Fogh. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Front row, from left: Kevin Millard, Steve Flagg, Brandon Istace, Jaylene Nemanishin. Back row from left: Mike Bewcyk, Jeff Moore, Evan Wicklund, Nick Kornet, Chief Al Irwin, Brad Constable, Shea Dewit. Missing: Andy Beam, Kayla Carlson, Ken Denham, Ron French, Kevin Hardy, John Joe, Trevor Meyer, Alex Meyer, Rachel Moore, Zoe Nedelec, Rob Sharp, Rick Sketchley, Eric Thomsen, John Ward, Paul Windsor. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Cowichan Bay Fire department: Chief Colin Gaw, Lt. Quinton Currie, Capt. Andrew Frueh, Capt. Curtis Frueh, Capt. Steve Frueh, Capt. Rod Ketola, Lt. Christina Shepherd, Lt. Shaun Johnson. Missing: Lt. Phil Van Huizen, David Frueh, Graham Frueh, Nicholas Carere, Francios, Ella Stemler. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Crofton Fire Department: Chief Matt Ludvigson, Joe Bailey, Ryan Britz, Lee Burridge, Zack Delure, Tyler Harbour, Rick Smith, Jim Atkinson, Rob Dyke, Bruce Farquhar, Jeff Funk, Andy Friis, Anthony Georgeson, Jamie Greenwood, Blair Johnson, Eric johnson, Jon Lampard, Dave Martin, Brandon Pieltier, Mackenzie Restrick, Anthony Ruckus, Jason Thompson, Dennis Vadeboncoeur, Kevin Way, Bill West, Greg Worrall, Reuben Broadway. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Duncan Fire Department: Chief Wray Watson, Dept. Chief Leanne Closson, Capt. Chris Irving, Capt. Gord Wikkerink, Lt. Joshua Van Wieren, Lt. Thomas Michieli, Lt. Andrew Leonard, Art Sanderson, Keyton Olfert, Drew Bossons, Dave Larsh, Brad Wise, Tyler Emrick, Christina Bamber Carlton Nestor, Derek Wilson, Mike Wright, Brian Post, Jorden Matson. Missing: Capt. Corky Adams, Capt., Warren Ruiter, Capt. Justin Kerrone, Wes Elvins, Patrick Darling, Aurthur McKinlay, Adam McKinlay, Cliff Tromp, Calvin Clarke, Rosalyn Campbell, Dwayne Ellison. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Honeymoon Bay Fire Department: Chief Raymond Wear, Dept. Chief Keith Bird, Lt. David Hind, Lt. Dan Moeller, Austin Campbell, Curtis Campbell, Heather Campbell, Claire Devin, Jason Kingford, Ruth Kingsford, David Sharpe. Missing: Terry Hind, Chris Wild, Tony Woodsworth. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Ladysmith Fire Department: Chief Chris Geiger, Dept. Chief Wayne Johnson, Capt. Dave Giles, Lt. Chad Arsenault, Lt. Matt Rickett, A/Lt. Dwain King, A/Lt. Mike Smith, TO Mike Primrose, Jag Basi, Mike Bodaly, Bert Owen, Dan Cross, Barry Davidson, Jamie Davidson, Matt Davidson, Dan Gillard, Britt Gillett, John Goodman Jr., Barry Hartl, Kyle Hubbard, Ron Moore, Jamie Pelletier , Mike Porter, Keenan Pringle, Jamie Svendsen, Mike Turner, Chris Van Zandwyk. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Lake Cowichan Fire Department: Chief Doug Knott, 1st Capt. Brad Kochanuk, 2nd Capt. Greg Smith, 1st Lt. T. Smith, 2nd Lt. M. Grobe, 3rd Lt. Fowler, D. Callsen, T. Denninger, A .Elliott, T. Hieta, M. Johnson, S. Johnson, T. Knott, G. Laforge, G. Miller, C. Nahirnick. Relief Firefighters: Livingstone, Alyward, H. Hieta. Junior Firefighters: K. Hieta, M. Segee. Missing: Dep. Chief S. Vatcher, Assist. Chief Robertson, 3rd Capt. J. Segee, E. Ellison, B. Hieta, Janzen, Loewen, May, B. Robertson, C. Robertson, Lowood. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Malahat Fire Department: Chief Tanya Patterson, Deputy Chief Nick Patterson, Capt. Glenn Cooper, Lt. Gerry Lacquement, Lt. Neil Gibbs, John Halliwell, Pat Rivard, Stephen Campbell, Joe Whyte, Kevin Philp, Brody Smith, Jack Anderson, Phoenix Skailes, Jim Skailes, Ann Nightingale, Kathleen Shaw. Missing: Mike Hladky, Cameron Patterson, Brayden Cooper, Ryan Hindley, Tony Murphy, Justin Robertson, Tammy Cooper. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Maple Bay Fire Department: Chief Mike Dunn, Dept. Chief Kelly Paddle, Train Capt. Dave Lowes, Capt. David Hitchcock, Capt. Florian Prenz, Capt. Dana Slovak, Capt. Dana Slovak, Capt. Nick Brown, Bob Taylor, Ken Carter, Dave Andrews, Greg Sutfin, Greg Stone, Tarah Stenberg, John Merkley, Rachel Hastings, Owen Sullivan, Roy Crippen, Tiernan Murray, Matt Lochran, Andrew Tiedmann. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Mesachie Lake Volunteer Fire Rescue: Chief Kevin Smith, Dept. Chief Tyson Allnutt, Lt. Paul Zalinko, Lt. Jordan Gibson, Carly Harmer, Shaun Herrington, Kayl Mawson, Bruce Pawlik, Ray Rechstiner, Graeme Roughead, Brad Smith, Tie fraser. Missing: Alasdair MacDonald, Iain MacDonald, Leon McFadden, Jason Muehlenberg. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Mill Bay Fire Department: Chief Ron Beck, Katheryn Als, Paul Brandson, Jonathan Campbell, Derek Chanin, Jessica Clarkson, Tina Dysart, Mitchell Empey, Aaron Gowanlock, Gemma Guard, Amber Halls, Camrin Hillis, Evan Kwasny, Dean Kwasny, Jesse Kwasny, Phil Leeman, Bow lott, Dennis Maher, Joe Manifold, Chris Mclnernery, Steve Melanson, Sophie Miller, Denise Nelson, Kyle Pasco, Trevor Reid, Arnie Sanford, Keith Tuomi, Chris Vanderford. Missing: Josh Aitken, Josh Balfour, Chief Ron Beck, Morgen Bell, Feather Forlow, Max Kennedy, Kaelin Leddy, Andrew Limb, Adam St Hilaire, Neil Hilaire. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) North Oyster Fire Department: Chief Florian Schulz, Justin Dault, Sandy David, Trevor Fitzel, Jason Layman, Tony Marcotte, Bruce McKenzie, Isabel Smith, Ben Soer, Fiona Steeves, Ron Strazza, Stephen Wisely. Missing: Tyler Christionson, Paul Mendez, Brian Mowbray, Greg Newman, Nigel Ramer, Colby Sedola, Wren Wilder. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Sahtlam Fire Department: Chief Randy Busch, Paul Slade, Shane Kaila, Kyle Kononowicz, Colton Mann, Aly McIlroy, Alejandro San Jose, Fred Bomford, Jenny Green, Roual Mare, Erik Clifton, Lona Maas, Chris Stringer, Wally Garnett, Daelen Cleugh. (Photo by Makayla Berger) Shawnigan Lake Fire Department: Chief Keith Shields, Vikki Agate, Sabio Arsenault, Nathan Boyne, Rhonda Callow, Cohen Clark, Dave Clark, James Dickinson, Graeme Dowell, Khyle Guignard, West Hyde, Kyle Jamieson, Ken Napier, Tiffany Newman, David Nicholas, Trevor Pyne-Mercier, Curtis Riddell, Ryan Russell, Tim Taylor, Stu Trotter, Kira Trottier. Missing: Tyler Bannerman, Curtis Brewer, Amber Champion, Devin Degroote, Jorden Feenstra, Paul Gallagher, Mark Jaeger, Chris Machek, Brent Malcolm, Duncan Mathieson, Stephen Najera, Chris Pastro, Matt Pastro, Derek Porter, Courtney Vermette. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) North Cowichan South End Fire Department: Chief Brad Coleman, Deputy G. Douglas, Capt. Bracken, Capt. J. Hammerer, Capt. C. Neen, Capt. D. St. Amand, TO. S. Tucker, Beaudin, R. Delcourt, A. Farrow, Gregoire, N. Hamilton, Knippdhild, K. Louden, R. Mayea, C. Neeham, D. Newnham, D. Newnham, Pywell, R. Penner, Rozenboom, D. Tucker, Whiteley. Missing: J. Lane, B. Logie, R. Dey, J. Dubinsky, S. Finch, C. Neen, K. Needham, G. Stone. (Malcolm Chalmers photo) Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department: From left: Capt. Dave Tarris, Yuka Saito, Pierre Henry, Quinn Nonay, Fire Chief Jeannine Caldbeck, Johnny Cullen Keidann, Brian Morita, Lieut. John Gall, Lynda Poirier, Chris Fordham, Capt. Chad Kerr, Norm Kasting. Insets, from left: Mike Ellis, Tim French, Deputy Chief Peter Luckham, Julian Jackman, Marjan Jackman, Grant Mottershead, Jeffrey Thudian. (Photo by Veronica Shelford) Youbou Volunteer Fire Department: Chief Orest Smycniuk, Dept. Chief Cam Hamilton, Capt. Feron Harvy, Capt. Todd Vaughan, Capt. Grant Daly, Lt. Bill Cheal, Lt. Stu McKee, Lt. Dave Sutfin, Lt. Ed Vanherwaarden, Emily Vaughn, Lori Lafave, Richard Madill, Jarret Hambley, Stan Nelson, Kim Smycniuk, Justin Vaughan, Madison Vaughan, Elijah Vaughan, Jillian Bradley. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
National Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 3 to 12.
On this occasion, the Cowichan Valley Citizen and the Cowichan Valley community salutes its fire departments.