New Fire Chief for Joe Rich department

A new Fire Chief has been appointed to serve residents in the Joe Rich Fire Protection District.

  • Jul. 30, 2015 8:00 p.m.

A new Fire Chief has been appointed by the Regional District of Central Okanagan to serve residents in the Joe Rich Fire Protection District.

Effective immediately, Ben Wasyliuk will take over the chief’s duties for the paid on-call department.  He’s been a firefighter with the department since 2011, most recently serving as one of its Assistant Chief’s.  The selection committee unanimously recommended his appointment, noting his qualifications, dedication and service to the Joe Rich Fire/Rescue Department and the respect that he’s garnered among residents in the community and department members.

“With Ben coming from the ranks of the department, there will be continuity in service for the paid-on-call department from those dedicated members who are committed to providing fire protection, fire prevention and medical first response services throughout the community,” said RDCO Fire Services Manager Dan Wildeman. “We look forward to working with Ben and the other members of the department who continue to serve their neighbours when needed.”

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