Hope firefighter Fred Robinson was surrounded by peers on Aug. 26, as he was honoured for 50 years of service.
He received 50-year bars and a plaque from Mayor Peter Robb, alongside Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy. Several local firefighters were also in attendance.
“I appreciate being here with the crew,” Robinson said, gesturing to the crowd. “There’s been a lot of changes over the years; over 50 years the fire department’s had a lot of changes. There are a lot of nice things happening.”
Robinson is a longtime resident of Silver Creek, but started his firefighting career in 1969 on Vancouver Island. In addition to serving Hope, he has been a firefighter in Agassiz as well.
The chief also introduced two of the district’s newest firefighters, Mark Duncan and Jenn Cook.