Firefighters honour colleagues at ball

Chief Ron Hope he said 2018 was a slower year for the department with only 120 to 130 emergency calls

Members of the Kindersley Fire and Rescue Brigade gather for a photo at the Firefighter’s Ball on Feb. 2 at the Elks Hall. Back row (l-r): Ron Cales, Lieutenant Jeremy Otto, Nathan Ward and Adrean Palm. Middle row (l-r): Chief Ron Hope, Ret. Deputy Chief Rod Stevens, Deputy Chief Jeff Soveran, Cory Shields, Tyler Bairos, Wayne Bleile and Senior Captain David Burke. Front row (l-r): Captain Mitch Hope, Lieutenant Cody Welker, Myles Perrin, David Perrin, Olga Bersotsky, Justin Smith and Byron Ismond. Missing from photo are Ty Stevens, Greg Litvanyi and Raelyn Jackson.

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

The community’s firefighters have gathered to celebrate their efforts, and there was no shortage of service awards being handed out to the local volunteers.

The annual Firefighter’s Ball was held on Feb. 2 at the Elks Hall. The event includes a catered meal, speeches, door prizes, raffles and entertainment, but the entertainment this year was different from other years. The attendees got to try their luck at black jack.

Dan Deiana, who along with his wife volunteered to organize the event, was the master of ceremonies for the night. He said as a former volunteer firefighter, he honours the volunteers and the bond shared by all firefighters.

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