David Rockwell has spent the last 45 years protecting property, the environment and lives.
On Tuesday (September 14), Sturgeon County held their long-term service awards and recognized the 73-year-old Morinville Fire Captain.
"I just stuck with it, went to practices at night and went to as many fires as I could," said Rockwell.
Being a resident of Morinville since day one, Rockwell started with the fire department in 1971.
"(I) enjoy fighting fires, going to the calls and doing the best I can to save as much property as I can."
Rockwell still attends well over 50 per cent of the department's calls for help.
The Tremblay’s Garage fire was the biggest he's claimed to have seen (in the early '70s).