Ronaye Beck has been named the new fire chief of the Wilson’s Landing Fire Protection District.
Beck has been serving as the acting chief since Don Bennison retired on July 1. The Regional District of Central Okanagan hired her to be the chief of the paid-on-call department.
Before taking on the active chief role, Beck had been the department’s deputy chief since mid-2017. She started out as a firefighter in Wilson’s Landing four years ago.
“I joined the department, like so many others, to give something back to my community,” Beck said in a press release. “My technical background as a chemical engineer and past corporate leadership roles along with a passion for safety and training led me into leadership within the fire department.
“My experience and the skills learned since joining the department will assist us with our training, teamwork and continual improvement so that we continue to provide our neighbours with the best fire and first medical response services.”
The department provides fire suppression and first medical response services to Westside Road communities, from Trader’s Cove to Shelter Cove and including Lake Okanagan Resort.
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