The Regional District of Central Okanagan confirms the appointment of a new chief for North Westside Fire Rescue.
Jason Satterthwaite’s appointment comes three months after he took on the duties as Acting Chief on an interim basis following the departure of Doug Gardiner in late February for a position with the Fraser Valley Regional District.
Satterthwaite was the Deputy Chief of the department since 2014 and played a major role in the North Westside response and resource deployment last summer during the Shelter Cove/Westside Road wildfire. He’s been a member of the department since 2006.
Community Services Director Chris Radford says “Jason’s extremely well respected by all members of the department and throughout communities served within the North Westside Fire Protection Area. He’s dedicated to the job and brings continuity in leadership that’s very important to members of the paid-on-call fire department as they remain committed to serving their neighbours in need during fire emergencies and calls for medical first response.”
The Regional District of Central Okanagan is responsible for fire protection and suppression services provided through four paid-on-call departments in the Ellison, Joe Rich, North Westside and Wilson’s Landing communities within the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West electoral areas. Each department provides services specifically for its fire protection area and is funded by property owners living within the fire department jurisdiction.
To learn more about RDCO Fire Protection Services and each department visit www.regionaldistrict.com/your-services/fire-protection.aspx