Firefighter Alan Pearce, right, is firefighter of the year. Fire chief Marc Norris presented him a plaque. (PVFD Facebook photo)

Firefighter Alan Pearce, right, is firefighter of the year. Fire chief Marc Norris presented him a plaque. (PVFD Facebook photo)

Parksville Fire Department honours 3 crew members for outstanding contributions

Captain Mark Adelborg is fire officer of the year

Three members of the Parksville Fire Department were honoured for their outstanding contributions to the department and community.

Prior to its regular training session on April 26, a small award ceremony was held at the fire hall with Fire Chief Marc Norris handing out the plaques.

Captain Mark Adelborg was awarded Fire Officer of the Year (2020) honours while firefighters Alan Pearce and Niels Bjornson were presented with Firefighter of the Year (2020) and Recruit of the Year (2020) plaques respectively.

”Without great members, we are nothing,” said fire chief Marc Norris. “These members were nominated by their peers to receive this annual recognition. We believe they exemplify the outstanding work of all our members. Well deserved.”

Lieutenant Andrew Wiersma was also presented his Lieutenant’s Badge.

The fire department also celebrated training milestones that was achieved some of its members.

Lt. Paul and Lt. Cam Cruickshank achieved their Level II, NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. The following firefighters have earned their Level II, NFPA1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications: Liam Robinson, Phile Charlebois, Keegan Huxter, Eden Slaughter and Alan Pearce.

— NEWS Staff



Firefighter Niels Bjornson, right, is recruit of the year. (PVFD Facebook photo)

Firefighter Niels Bjornson, right, is recruit of the year. (PVFD Facebook photo)

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