Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department Lieutenant Adam Hillsden, centre, looks at the medal he received for 20 years of service. (DVFD photo)

Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department Lieutenant Adam Hillsden, centre, looks at the medal he received for 20 years of service. (DVFD photo)

Dashwood fire department doles out special honours

Adam Hillsden receives medal for 20 years of service

The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department recently celebrated milestones achieved by some of its members.

Lieutenant Adam Hillsden was honoured for two decades of dedicated commitment to the department and Dashwood community. He was presented with the 20-year service federal medal.

The department’s 2020 recruit class received their exterior firefighting certificate as well as the coveted yellow helmet. They include Mackenzie Haut, Gina Anderlik, Robert Moerixbauer and Cassie Kraft.

READ MORE: Parksville and Qualicum Beach departments see new firefighters

Two National Fire Protection Association 1001 certificates were also presented to Brad Guthrie, Emma Curet and Gordon Roberts.

The department is currently recruiting volunteer firefighters. For those interested, an open house will be held on Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dashwood Fire Department, located at 230 Hobbs Rd.

The event will present potential candidates, who live in the If you live in the Dashwood/Meadowood fire protection area an opportunity to learn about the Dashwood fire department and what they do in the community.

If you are interested in applying , applications can be downloaded at http://www.dashwoodvfd.com/recruiting or picked up at the Dashwood Fire Station, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

— NEWS Staff

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