P.G. Volunteer Receives Provincial Recognition
Prince George, B.C. – The provincial government has recognized a Prince George resident for his volunteer work with B.C.’s Provincial Emergency Program Air (PEP Air).
Louis Dery received a Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer award Monday at the B.C. Legislature.
“Lou is a very deserving recipient of this significant award. He has devoted countless hours to ensuring the safety of others,” said MLA Shirley Bond. “Lou is a great example of someone prepared to step up to serve his community and province. Thank you Lou for making a difference.”
Pep Air is a provincial volunteer aviation association which promotes aviation safety and assists the National Search and Rescue Program.
Dery has been involved with the organization since 2005 and is trained as a spotter, navigator and search coordinator.
Dery was recently chosen to attend the prestigious military Searchmaster course in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Once he completes the course, he will be certified nationally as an Assistant Searchmaster.