New fire chief for Joe Rich

Wasyliuk has been a firefighter with the department since 2011, most recently serving as one of its assistant chiefs.

A new fire chief has been appointed by the Regional District of Central Okanagan for the Joe Rich Fire Protection District.

Effective immediately, Ben Wasyliuk will take over the chief’s duties for the paid on-call department.

Wasyliuk has been a firefighter with the department since 2011, most recently serving as one of its assistant chiefs.

The selection committee unanimously recommended his appointment, noting Wasyliuk’s 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.

RDCO fire services manager Dan Wildeman says, “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.”

 

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