British Columbia's 2019 Road Rescue Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer of the Year is a member of the local Elko Fire Department.
Dale Hark, Battalion Chief of the Elko Fire Department was recognized with the award.
“Dale is a trusted member of our Elko Fire Department who has earned tremendous respect for his commitment to volunteerism, his skill and his professionalism," said Dave Boreen, Elk Valley and South Country Fire and Rescue Service Fire Chief.
Hark is an active member with Cranbrook Road Rescue and Cranbrook Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) on top of being a paid-on-call volunteer firefighter with the Elko Fire Department. On a weekly basis, Hark trains with both organizations and also responds to any calls for assistance.
“What makes his many volunteer contributions that much more incredible is that he manages to do it all while working full time at Canfor,” added Boreen. “His level of commitment and his passion for helping others is second to none and we are so pleased to see him being recognized on the Provincial stage with this award.”
Through the summer months, Hark volunteers as a first aid attendant with Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp, providing first aid and medical assistance to the kids and staff at the camp.
Hark will be recognized in early April at the B.C. Legislature in Victoria with the other 2019 Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer winners.