Local firefighters recognized for their service in Canada

Two firefighters in Fort St. John have been given warm thanks and awards from the government of Canada for their decades of service.

Dan Golob began his career as a volunteer fire fighter in 1993 in Qualicum Beach.

In 1999, Dan was promoted to the position of Fire Chief for the Town of Qualicum Beach, until he left to become the Fire Chief for the District of Tumbler Ridge in 2004.

Dan started as the full time Fire Training Officer for the Fort St. John Fire Department  in 2008 and holds that position to this day.

He is passionate for the service of fighting fires, and is currently the Acting President of the BC Fire Training Officers Association, striving to make training accessible and affordable to all fire fighters in British Columbia.

Anthony Santucci was awarded both the 25 year Long Service Medal, and the Exemplary Service award for his contribution of 30 years fighting fires.

He also began as a volunteer firefighter in May 1983, receiving the Governor General of Canada`s Fire Services Exemplary Services Medal for 20 years of service. The department calls Anthony a ‘valued member of the department’s support staff.’