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2016 News and Information

Richmond firefighter receives Public Educator of the Year Award

15 June 2016

rfrpubliceducawardEducation is the key to success when it comes to Fire Prevention, and Richmond Fire-Rescue currently has the best in the business.

At the City Council meeting of Monday, June 13, 2016, the Fire Prevention Officers Association of British Columbia (FPOABC) presented the Public Educator of the Year Award to Captain Brian MacLeod. Brian MacLeod is the Community Relations Officer for Richmond Fire-Rescue.

“This award is an impeccable example of our mission to protect and enhance the City’s livability through service excellence in prevention, education and emergency response,” says Fire Chief John McGowan, “We are very proud that Brian was recognized for his efforts and skills.” 

Brian developed the education program to deliver the new state of the art Fire and Life Safety trailer to the community. He also developed a training program and trained other Richmond fire fighters to assist with delivering the Fire and Life Safety Trailer education program. He updated all the written materials that are distributed to the community and changed the school program to be one that is up-to-date and extremely engaging for the students.

The award is voted on by the Fire Prevention Officers Association at their annual conference, the recipient is selected based on outstanding achievement and dedication in Public Fire and Life Safety Education.