Oak Bay Fire Department members Assistant Chief Darren Hughes, Lt. Gord Marshall and Lt. Jon Popham, received formal honour at this week’s Council meeting when they were awarded Federal Exemplary Service Medals to recognize their outstanding contributions to their profession and to their community. We are indeed fortunate to call these three members our own Oak Bay firefighters. The occasion was marked by attendance at a brief ceremony of family, friends and other firefighters, where Deputy Chief Tom Pearce made the medal presentation. Thanks to everyone who attended but thanks especially to these deserving individuals who work on our behalf, protecting us, our families, our homes and our community. Congratulations!