FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Following the launch of the 2022 Hometown Heroes Lottery, a local firefighter is sharing his journey with the B.C. Burn Fund.

Brent Morgan joined the Fort St. John fire department in July of 1999 and is now a shift captain and a member of the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society. He is also on the board of directors for the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.

Tickets for the Hometown Heroes Lottery are on sale until July 14th and support Burn Fund programs, the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services.

The Burn Fund is a charity dedicated to supporting burn survivors through their recovery journeys and increasing the public knowledge about fire and burn prevention.

The Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society has donated more than $470,000 to the Burn Fund over the years and is among the province’s top donors.

Brent Morgan is on the board of directors for the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. (supplied)

Morgan started volunteering with the fund as a Burn Camp counsellor before joining the board of directors, where he serves on the governance, fire prevention and gala Committees.

“To be a part of the Burn Camp is one of the most empowering things I have ever experienced in my personal and professional life,” said Morgan in a release.

“It is so rewarding to see how the Burn Fund helps change people’s lives for the better after they had their worst day. Seeing the smile on a burn survivor’s face, especially kids, warms my heart.”

There are over 3,220 prizes worth over $3.2 million up for grabs through this year’s lottery.

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 604-648-4376, toll-free at 1-866-597-4376, or at any London Drugs.

Shailynn Foster

Shailynn Foster is a news reporter for energeticcity.ca. Shailynn has been writing since she was 7 years old, but only recently started her journey as a journalist. Shailynn was born and raised in Fort St. John and she watches way too much YouTube, Netflix and Disney+ during the week while playing DND on the weekends.