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Taylor firefighters awarded for service

District of Taylor firefighters were honoured this week for their achievements and service with the department in 2020. Firefighter Will Morgan was chosen and named by his peers as the department's 2020 Fire Fighter of the Year.

District of Taylor firefighters were honoured this week for their achievements and service with the department in 2020.

Firefighter Will Morgan was chosen and named by his peers as the department's 2020 Fire Fighter of the Year.

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Taylor firefighter Will Morgan was named by his peers as the department's 2020 Fire Fighter of the Year. - District of Taylor

Lt. Kristine Doerksen was chosen and named by her peers as the department's 2020 Community Champion.

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Taylor firefighter Lt. Kristine Doerksen was named by her peers as the department's 2020 Community Champion. - District of Taylor

Lt. Brent Taillefer received an award for the Highest Attendance for Incidents, at 59%.

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Taylor firefighter Lt. Brent Taillefer received an award for the Highest Attendance for Incidents in 2020, at 59%. - District of Taylor

Junior firefighter Ethan Byford was awarded for having the Highest Attendance for Training, at 94%.

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Junior firefighter Ethan Byford was awarded for having the Highest Attendance for Training in 2020, at 94%. - District of Taylor

Except for the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief, the Taylor fire hall is staffed by trained volunteers, including three volunteer captains, three lieutenants, and 12 firefighters.

The department is currently recruiting for those interested and who live within the district and its fire protection area.

A junior firefighter program is also open to students ages 14 to 18.

Learn more about getting involved by contacting Fire Chief Steve Byford at 250-789-3392, or by emailing sbyford@districtoftaylor.com

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.