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Bob Haddow honoured for fifty years of service on Okanagan Falls Fire Department

Okanagan Falls Fire Chief Bob Haddow was honoured by Okanagan Falls residents for his 50 years of service on the Okanagan Falls Fire Department on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2016.
January 09, 2017 - 12:04 PM

PENTICTON - Residents of Okanagan Falls turned out in large numbers to honour their long serving fire chief yesterday.

Friends, fellow firefighters, neighbours and family filled the banquet room at Okanagan Falls Legion Sunday, Jan. 9 to say thanks to Okanagan Falls fire chief Bob Haddow for 50 years of service.

Haddow says the camaraderie at the fire department and the desire to perform a service to the community are the main reasons for his interest has continued for so long.

In his five decades of service, Haddow says the biggest event he’s ever faced was the 2003 Vaseux Lake wildfire, which involved the firefighting resources and personnel of several other B.C. municipalities, all of whom staged out of the Okanagan Falls fire department. The event lasted close to a month.

“It was a good gathering,” Haddow says of Sunday’s party at the legion. He says he hasn’t given a lot of thought to retiring, but will “see how it goes.”


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