Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department Captain Doug Stein was honoured with a special award.
Stein was presented with the Walter Thomas Award at Saturday's (November 25) annual Firefighter Gala.
"It's an honour to be named with somebody serving so many years with the city," said Stein. "It's an honour to be associated with that type of commitment, it's humbling for sure."
The Walter Thomas award goes to a member who goes above and beyond the spirit of friendship, comradery, dedication and the call of duty.
Stein is very involved with the department's events, volunteering for seven years now at the children's Christmas parties, Canada Day and any event the department is involved with.
"All of my fellow firefighters, we're a big family, I do everything I can for any of them, it's an honour to do that."
The award was presented to Stein by Thomas's son, John.
Fort Saskatchewan's Captain Doug Stein holds the Walter Thomas award. Photo courtesy mayor Gale Katchur.Fort Saskatchewan's Captain Doug Stein holds the Walter Thomas award. Photo courtesy of mayor Gale Katchur.

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