This past weekend, Dauphin Fire Chief, Cam Abrey was in Calgary for the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Annual Conference.

While there, Abrey was named the Canadian Career Fire Chief of the Year.

“Kind of an overwhelming experience, very humbling to say the least, to be nominated by my supervisors, the city of Dauphin, the RM of Dauphin, and be awarded this in front of all of my peers from across Canada.”

The award is sponsored by the Fire Underwriters Survey of Canada. At the conference, there are two awards, the Canadian Career Fire Chief of the Year and Canadian Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year. Abrey won the career award which is in the same categories as the large cities in Canada.

This was the 5th time Abrey has attended the conference.

“I have to say, it’s been the best one I’ve attended. Not just for the award, but, the quality of speakers we had, the topics that were presented to everybody, and then the networking opportunities that we have in connecting with our peers from across Canada, typically only happens once per year.”

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for Abrey.

“Coming back from Ottawa and being involved in the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation Annual Memorial Service, taking part in the honour guard there, that was an experience I’ll never ever forget. Then back home for two days and off here to Calgary for the conference and ending it off last night with receiving this award. It’ll be good to get home and get back into the regular routine, that’s for sure. But it’s definitely been a past few weeks I’ll never forget.”