Grateful to the public servants who keep our communities safe from wildfires - BCGEU

B.C. Premier John Horgan is looking to recognize many of these people himself and has created the Above and Beyond Awards to acknowledge acts of selflessness and bravery during the fire season. 

Vancouver (22 Dec. 2017) — Fire season is over for 2017 and while recent winter storms have made many in the province forget about this summer's devastation, many communities are still working to rebuild what was lost in the fire. 

As we see the devastation that fires are currently causing across California, and looking back at the lessons learned over the summer, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) would like to thank and recognize all of the wildfire fighters, support workers, first responders and community members who stood up throughout the fire season to serve and protect our communities. It is thanks to these workers and community members, that the fires did not cause more loss of life and property. 

B.C. Premier John Horgan is looking to recognize many of these people himself and has created the Above and Beyond Awards to acknowledge acts of selflessness and bravery during the fire season. 

We know that many BCGEU/NUPGE members, from the wildfire crews to the conservation officers to the support workers, deserve this award. BCGEU/NUPGE is encouraging members to nominate people in their worksite and their community who went above and beyond during this summer's fire season. 

The deadline to nominate someone in your worksite or community is January 15 of 2018.

 


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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 370,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE

 

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