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City Firefighters Honored at Annual Awards and Medal Presentations Ceremony
Posted Date: 3/8/2019

Eight awards were presented to 24 individuals at the Grande Prairie Fire Department’s Annual Awards and Medal Presentation on March 8 in Council Chambers.


The awards recognize long-service to firefighting, and outstanding contributions to fire services.

“We have an incredible team who have committed their lives to keeping our community safe,” said Preben Bossen, Grande Prairie Fire Chief. “It is important to us to take time to recognize their efforts and dedication to fire services.”

MLA Wayne Drysdale and MLA Todd Loewen were in attendance to present the provincial awards. Mayor Given was also in attendance and recognized the important role of fire services within the City during his remarks.

Full List of Awards and Recipients
Firefighter of the Year - Rob Martin
Dispatcher of the Year - Jennifer Martin
Awards of Merit - Ryan Ulrich, Amber Metcalf, and Kurtis Walker
Fire Chief Award - Kristina Purcha

Alberta Emergency Services—22 Year Bar
Kerrie McCullough, Suzanne Baile, Preben Bossen, Janine Saastad, Rick Dahl, Tony Lutzmann, Ward Redwood, Steve Larsen, Brad Ramer, Chad Cormack, Kevin Thiessen, and Kevin Bowie

Alberta Emergency Services—32 Year Bar
Preben Bossen, Rick Dahl, Tony Lutzmann

Federal Fire Exemplary Services Medals & Bar
20 Year Medal - Ben Sargeant
30 Year Bar - Rick Dahl and Ward Redwood