SVFFA Honours Local Volunteer Firefighter Dixon

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The Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighter Association is an association that aims to provide a responsible voice and leadership to the Volunteer Fire Fighters of Saskatchewan. Their intent is to minimize loss of life and property in all aspects of Volunteer Emergency Response.

Formed on September 29, 1990, and incorporated on December 21, 1990, the SVFFA has been advocating for more than 2000 volunteer firefighters with support and training across Saskatchewan.

Each year the SVFFA honours a volunteer firefighter who has shown outstanding capabilities and dedication to their department.

Recently the SVFFA announced the 2020 Firefighter of the Year Award, but unfortunately due to COVID, their awards ceremony has been postponed.

This did not stop the SVFFA from still honouring Churchbridge Fire Rescue Firefighter Brady Dixon who has been with the department since May of 2016.

Dixon was nominated for the SVFFA Firefighter of the year award by Deputy Dustin Eskra for his dedication to the department, his building of training props on his own time such as hose racks and mounting brackets for the fire trucks, as well as his willingness to share his knowledge to any newcomer to the department and help out the department in any way he can.

Dixon said, “It's such an honour to receive this award. I am very pleased to say that I'm part of the Churchbridge Fire Department and I take a lot of pride in what we do. Churchbridge Fire Department has a lot of talented firefighters and plenty of experience to share. Thank you, everyone and I couldn't imagine serving with another department.”

Gary Horseman, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Four-Town Journal