Vavenby Fire Committee appoints interim chief

Philip Weber will act as the interim fire chief until such time as a fire chief is appointed by the committee

Charlotte Cederholm

This is a message for the residents of Vavenby and Vavenby Fire Protection Area.

The members of the Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department Committee wish to inform you of the following:

The members of the committee regretfully have accepted Sean Dawson’s resignation as fire chief of the Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, Aug. 31. Although Dawson tendered his resignation as fire chief, he informed the committee he will be staying with the fire department as a regular member.

The committee wishes to thank Sean for his service as fire chief and are pleased he is willing to share his knowledge with the interim chief.

The department’s deputy chief, Philip Weber, stated he would act as the interim fire chief until such time as a fire chief is appointed by the committee. Approval for Weber’s appointment as the interim fire chief will be sought at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board meeting scheduled to be held on Sept. 17.

There will be a public meeting held at the Vavenby Community Hall on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Jason Tomlin, emergency services coordinator for the TNRD, will be in attendance to make a presentation and will answer your questions.

– Charlotte Cederholm is secretary of the Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department.