Fernie’s Fire Chief, Shawn Ivany, has been recognised for his longstanding service and extensive training in fire protection rescue and emergency services. On October 22, Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano presented Ivany with a Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal.
“Mr. Ivany has extensive training in the fields of fire protection rescue and emergency services,” stated Giuliano. “He has been a firefighter in Chilliwack, a safety officer for the office of the Fire Commissioner, Fire Chief for the district of Elkford, and is Director of Fire and Emergency Services and Fire Chief for the City of Fernie as well.”
She added, “Thank you so much for the work that you are doing for Fernie.”
Throughout the course of his career, Ivany has also served as acting Regional Kootenay Fire Commissioner, lieutenant, and fire inspector. He is currently authorized as local assistant to the Fire Commissioner to the City of Fernie.