Revelstoke Highway Rescue volunteers pull a man from a vehicle that crashed off the road into a ditch. The volunteers were recently nominated for an Emergency Management BC award.

Revelstoke Highway Rescue nominated for Emergency Management BC award

Revelstoke Highway Rescue was nominated for a road rescue award by Emergency Management B.C.

Revelstoke Highway Rescue was nominated for a road rescue award by Emergency Management BC, announced Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services in a news release.

“This is such an amazing award and recognition for our firefighters in relation to the very important life saving ‘Jaws of Life’ vehicle extrication work they perform on our local highways,” said Fire Chief Rob Girard. “We are all very proud of each and every one of them.”

Emergency Management BC nominates volunteers across the province in five categories: Emergency Social Service, Search & Rescue, Emergency Radio Communications, Road Rescue, and PEP Air. Revelstoke Highway Rescue was nominated as a group.

“This is truly a great recognition for a great group,” said Mayor David Raven. “It really shows how valued and appreciated they are.”

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Victoria in November. Firefighters Steve Olsson and Dan Sculnick will represent Revelstoke Highway Rescue at the award ceremony.

“This is truly an amazing recognition for our firefighters,” said firefighter Brad Faucett, President of Revelstoke Fire Rescue Society. “They have been, and continue to be, a very dedicated group who are there to help the motoring public in crisis.”

 

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