Honouring The Best – Millet FD

Pipestone Flyer

And what a night it was … from marching in the parade of fire fighters to supper, awards and the dance. This was an outstanding and memorable year for a number of fire fighters and families.

This year the Millet Fire department accepted and gave pins to the two new rookies, Cayli Mocarski and Lance Perkins. Braydon Sinclair-Smith received his one year pin. David White and Dave Hofstra received their 5 year pins. Trevor Palmer received his 10 year pin and David Monahan received his 20 year pin.

The Belle of the Ball went to Retired Chief Al Hegge completing 44 years of volunteer service to the Town of Millet, the East West Millet Rural Fire Department Society.

Al has been a member of the Millet fire Department since 1970 and was instrumental in forming the East West Fire Co-op, in the planning and construction of the Millet Fire Hall that opened in 2000 and assisted with obtaining new fire equipment. Al was assigned the duty of Deputy Fire Chief in 1972 – 1985 and Fire Chief from 1985 – 2000.

Some of the other achievements Al has accomplished over the years of residing in the town of Millet include:

● Chartered member of the Millet Lions Club.

● Member of the Millet & District Royal Canadian Legion since 1968 and President form 1984 – 1985.

● Member of the Millet & District Senior Citizens Club since 2008 and President from 2011 – 2014.

● A charter member of the Millet and District Historical Society and President from 2010 – 2015.

With all Al’s achievement and accomplishments, his four children (Brian, Sheila, Tina and Leo), grandchildren (Scott, Kristen, Jesse and Amelia) and wife Mary have always been his pride and back bone. Through all of his work schedule and volunteer time, Al is also seen at baseball, hockey or skating events or getting his trailer ready for a camping trip with the family.

For so many years of service to Millet and the surrounding areas, Al was given the Alberta Centennial in 2005 and the 40 year Fire Department Service Medal – Governor General and now from the Federal Government, Provincial Government, City & County of Wetaskiwin, City and County of Leduc and the East West Millet Rural Fire Department Society and the Town of Millet.

Thank you to all our Fire Fighters and families for the volunteer time and commitment you give to our community.

Photo: (L-R, Bk row) Millet Deputy Chief Steve Moen, Wetaskiwin Mayor Bill Elliot, Leduc Fire Chief George Clancey, MP Blaine Calkins, MLA Verlyn Olson, Millet Mayor Rob Lorenson, Director of Protective Services Rick Sereda, Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke, Millet Deputy Fire Chief Karl Kilborn (L-R Front) East/West Rural Society Chair Ervin Gatzke, Millet Captain Joe Anderson, Retired Fire Chief Al Hegge, Retired Chief Al Kilborn. Photo submitted by Pat Garrett. See another photo in this week’s paper.

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