Fire officers receive awards

Calvin Leblanc (left) accepts award

Ten fire officers have been recognized for their fire fighting skills for the year 2009.

In a press conference and mini award ceremony held at the headquarters of the Fire and Ambulance Services in Roseau this morning, Michael Riley received the Agro American sponsored award for Overall Fire Officer of the Year

Wayne Letang received the Chief’s Award for Fire Officer of the Year, while Lincoln Francis received the Deputy’s Award for Fire Officer of the Year. These awards were sponsored by Dupuis Surveys and Fashion line respectively.

Meanwhile, Malcolm Christian was awarded the Maxroy Trading sponsored Fire Officer of The Year for award for La Plaine, and Calvin Leblanc was honoured for being the Fire Officer of the Year for Portsmouth. This award was sponsored by M&R Trading.

Henderson Desiree received the R&C Auto sponsored award for Fire Official of the Year for Canefield, while Michael Riley was awarded for the Fire headquarters in Roseau. Riley’s award was sponsored by J. Astaphan and Company Limited.

Jeremy Augustine was the recipient of the HHV Whitchurch sponsored award for his work as a fire officer in Melville Hall while his colleague Barry Darroux got the Bethelmie’s Carpet sponsored award for Fire Officer of the Year for Grand Bay. Grandel Bruno received the award for service in Castle Bruce. This was sponsored by CIS.

Each fire officer received a monetary contribution along with plaques at this morning’s ceremony.

Dominica News Online will provide more photos of the event in an updated report.

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  1. candilicious
    January 18, 2010

    congrats Mr. Francis u make so proud……
    i am so happy they recognise u for all the hard work u did.

  2. Anonymous
    January 18, 2010

    congrats Mr. Francis u make so proud……
    i am so happy they recognise u for all the hard work u did.

  3. Engendered
    January 18, 2010

    Congrats Lincoln…you have come a very long way and I am glad that you are being recognized for the hard worker that you are. Keep up the good work and always continue to strive to be a better man.

  4. SHorty
    January 15, 2010

    Congratulations to my brother Michael Riley, May the Almighty Lord continue to shower his blessings upon you and give you strength, wisdom and courage to continue his good works. Also congratulations to my friend Lincoln Francis, may the Almighty also continue to give you courage and strength. Keep doing what you guys love and continue to excel. Continue doing your utmost, cause this is what you guys Love. CONGRATULATIONS. One Love!!!!!!

  5. Darrell Labad
    January 15, 2010

    Congratulations to you son,and may the good Lord continue to Bless you all the days of your life…The sky is the limit and i know you are going to make it with the Lord on your side as always,,LOVE,HEALTH STRENGTH,FAITH AND DETERMINATION to succeed…
    Take good care of yourself FIL Darrell

  6. John
    January 15, 2010

    Congratulations to Christian, Desiree n all the other fire officers.

  7. Desmara
    January 15, 2010

    Congratulations to you Lee on receiving this award….. you are capable of doing what you do best….. Congratulations to you once more and may the lord continue to shower his blessings upon you….

  8. Natasha
    January 15, 2010


  9. joanesia
    January 15, 2010

    hey lee, congratulations.i always knew u were able of receiving that award.

  10. redink lady of laplaine
    January 15, 2010

    congrats to Mally Christian of the Laplaine station. You deserve the award. Always willing to help. Very people friendly. CONGRATS

  11. the ear
    January 14, 2010

    To Michael Riley, wayne Letang and Barry Darroux, I salute you all for receiving your awards. You all are very good fire officers whom I know will not stop at this point but will continue to aspire to achieve the very best. To the other fire officers, I say keep on working hard, your turn will soon come.

  12. Prophet2
    January 14, 2010

    This is a good start, we have to elevate our people, give credit where credit is due, give them a sense of purpose and belonging. I truly believe that the last election has awakened the very Soul of the Nation and Dominica will never be the same again.

  13. DA2theBone
    January 14, 2010

    Congrats to my fire brothers and sisters in Dominica. Those sleepless nights are paying off .

  14. WOW !!
    January 14, 2010

    well done lincoln francis.CONGRATULATIONS CUZ


  15. Vincent O'Brien
    January 14, 2010

    I want to particularly congragulate Wayne Letang for recieving the fire chiefs award for 2009. I know Wayne very well and I am so proud of his achievement as well as his commitment to his job. Wayne’s attitude towards work as well as his outlook on life is one that many like him should seek to emulate. Given the opportunity. Wayne will move mountains.
    Recently, I had a conversation with Wayne and when he told me that just wait and you will hear about me I knew something good would be happening according to “Red Plastic Bag.”
    I would like him to know that the sky is the limit and at all times he should seek to upgrade his skills and in the process the organiszatin to which he belongs will always be proud of his success.
    My blessings goes out to him and his family. May God continue to protect him specifically during duty call.
    Take Care Wayne.

  16. Karkabeff
    January 14, 2010

    Thank you officers for the work you do on a daily basis. You are all heroes and we appreciate your service even when we don’t say it.

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