Volunteer Of The Year

Awards (1991 – Present)

Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Award Recipients Since 1991

Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Awards by Emergency Management BC were instituted in 1991 to recognize the service of SAR volunteers across the public safety lifeline of Search and Rescue, Emergency Social Services, Emergency Radio Communications, PEP Air, and Road Rescue.

 

2021 Awards

Communications

Barry Glickman,
Campbell River

Emergency Social Services

Ralph Laidlaw,
Port Coquitlam

PEP Air

Not awarded this year

Search and Rescue

Trent Blair,
Prince George

Road Rescue

Stefan Lettrari,
Kaslo

Lifetime Achievement

Judy Hagen,
Heriot Bay, (ESS)

2020 Awards

Communications

Les Dawes, Shawnigan Lake

Emergency Social Services

Roline Sims, Kamloops

PEP Air

Lynn Van Cadsand, Smithers

Search and Rescue

Ed Ehrler,
Sparwood

Road Rescue

Don Hunt,
Kaslo

Lifetime Achievement

Judy Hagen,
Heriot Bay, (ESS)

2019 Awards

Communications

Douglas William Franklin Barry,
Delta

Emergency Social Services

Deb Chmara,
Castlegar

PEP Air

John Lamb,
Nanaimo

Search and Rescue

Les Sakals

Road Rescue

Dale Hark,
Cranbrook

Lifetime Achievement

Paddy Flanagan
(Road Rescue)

2018 Awards

Communications

Larry Joe,
Victoria

Emergency Social Services

Carolynne Miller,
Central

PEP Air

Bibiane (Babs) Tarasiuk,
South West

Search and Rescue

Dave Merritt,
Prince George

Road Rescue

Brian Brinkhurst,
Burns Lake

Lifetime Achievement

Andrew Spray,
Search and Rescue

2017 Awards

Communications

Bernie Leaker,
South West Region

Emergency Social Services

Deborah Reid,
Vancouver Island Region

PEP Air

Al & Kathy Kasatkin,
South West Region

Search and Rescue

Brad Sills,
South West Region

Road Rescue

Fernie Road Rescue,
South East Region

Lifetime Achievement

Ron Essex,
Central Region

2016 Awards

Communications

Alan Mallett,
Victoria

Emergency Social Services

Wayne Hartley,
Nanaimo

PEP Air

Brian Dunham,
Courtenay

Search and Rescue

Bridget Ann Milsom,
North Vancouver

Road Rescue

Edward Jones,
Invermere

Lifetime Achievement

George Merchant,
Surrey

2015 Awards

Communications

Neil Townsend,
Victoria

Emergency Social Services

Moira Clark,
Taylor

PEP Air

Louis Dery,
Prince George

Search and Rescue

John Howe,
Squamish

Road Rescue

Dave Laramee,
Castlegar

Lifetime Achievement

Cindy Heslop,
Victoria

2014 Awards

Communications

Bill Foster,
Kamloops

Emergency Social Services

Vasantha Aruliah,
Port Coquitlam

PEP Air

Jim Spencer,
Nanaimo

Search and Rescue

Jack Bryceland,
Chilliwack

Road Rescue

Keith Laboucan,
Prince George

Lifetime Achievement

Ron Royston,
North Vancouver

2013 Awards

Communications

Fank Vanderzande,
Prince George

Emergency Social Services

Dave Dickson,
Williams Lake

PEP Air

Trevor Black,
Richmond

Search and Rescue

John Rempel,
Burns Lake

Road Rescue

Revelstoke Highway Rescue Society

Lifetime Achievement

Ole Edliq,
Comox

2012 Awards

Communications

Jim Forsyth,
Pitt Meadows

Emergency Social Services

Lyn Arikado,
Kamloops

PEP Air

Dan & Louise Shynuk,
Cranbrook

Search and Rescue

Walter Bucher,
Smithers

Road Rescue

Reg Gustafson,
Nakusp

Lifetime Achievement

Joe Mandur,
Terrace

2011 Awards

Communications

Brady Conroy,
Kamloops

Emergency Social Services

Bev Stenning,
Victoria

PEP Air

Marie Woodruff,
Victoria

Search and Rescue

Bob Zimmerman,
Quesnel

Road Rescue

Jim Hurtado,
Vanderhoof

Lifetime Achievement

Bob Piggott,
North Vancouver

2010 Awards

Communications

Glenn Grieve,
Terrace

Emergency Social Services

Joyce McLeod,
Kitimat

PEP Air

Carlene Blackmore,
Creston

Search and Rescue

Kyle Hale,
Golden

Road Rescue

Rod Mudie,
Hope

Lifetime Achievement

Alan Craft,
Nelson

2009 Awards

Communications

Dave Gillis,
Langley

Emergency Social Services

Brenda Young,
Victoria

PEP Air

James Norman Reed,
Kamloops

Search and Rescue

Bill Meikle,
Sooke

Road Rescue

Jay Mosley,
Merritt

Lifetime Achievement

Frank Whitecotton,
Logan Lake

2008 Awards

Communications

Dave Clift,
Aldergrove

Emergency Social Services

Beverly Wilson,
Langford

PEP Air

Chuck Henderson,
Kamloops

Search and Rescue

Brian Lamond,
Fort St. John

Road Rescue

Gord Hogaboam,
Nakusp

Lifetime Achievement

Chuck Pachal,
Kelowna

2007 Awards

Communications

Norm Barton,
Westbank

Emergency Social Services

Alvina Berggren,
Fort Nelson

PEP Air

Ken Hruschak,
Kelowna

Search and Rescue

Neil Brewer,
Agassiz

Road Rescue

Jim Dezall,
Cranbrook

Lifetime Achievement

Linda West,
Victoria

2006 Awards

Communications

Paul Peters,
Cobble Hill

Emergency Social Services

Donna Grobell,
Cranbrook

PEP Air

Fred Carey,
Port Coquitlam

Search and Rescue

Swede Peterson,
Prince George

Road Rescue

Peter Hartinger,
Princeton

Lifetime Achievement

Wayne Merry,
Atlin

Contact

P.O. Box 2176
Sidney BC
V8L 3S6
Canada

For Emergencies, Call 911 or
1-800-663-3456 (Satelite Phone)

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