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Fire Service Medals

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A special gathering was held at the Galloway Station Museum to recognize the tremendous service of some Edson firefighters.

Edson Fire Chief Tyler Robinson says he was proud to be able to recognize the long-term service of these members. “Joining the fire service is a big commitment with weekly training, hundreds of calls to service a year, and all of the extras our members do for the community. We’re very proud to have such dedicated members in our organization.”

Receiving the Alberta Emergency Services Medal – 12 years of service

  • Cpt. Steve Bethge, Cpt. Brandon Blue, Lt (Retired) Elias Damen, Lt. Evert Jonker, Lt. Jason Whitworth

Receiving the Alberta Emergency Services Medal and First Bar (22 years of service)

  • Lt. Duane Woodhouse

Receiving the Alberta Emergency Services Medal – First Bar (22 years of service)

  • Firefighter (retired) Norm Holt

Service Bars - Representing years of fire service in total

  • 5 years – FF Mikaela Kuefler, FF. Malcolm Fowler, FF. Ian Scott, FF. Melissa Casagrande
  • 10 years – Lt. Derek Braun, FF. Cody Weston, FF. Kyle Holte
  • 20 years – TO. Ryan Rupert, Lt. Duane Woodhouse, Cpt. Greg Pasychny
  • 30 years – Chaplain Gary Kuefler
  • 40 years – DC. Stefan Farkas

West Yellowhead MLA Martin Long and Edson Mayor Kevin Zahara were both on hand to hand out the Provincial medals and service bar awards.

The Town of Edson would like to express gratitude and respect for these individuals and all of our emergency service personal for their commitment to our community.

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