A Quadra Island resident is receiving praise from the province.
Judy Hagen of Heriot Bay is one of six Public Safety Lifeline volunteers being recognized for her contributions to emergency and disaster response.
She’s receiving this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award-winners are a select few among thousands of volunteers who conduct air and ground search and rescue.
They help extricate victims trapped by serious motor vehicle accidents, set up communication networks and coordinate services for victims of natural disasters.
“These Public Safety Lifeline volunteer award winners are shining examples of the dedication and selflessness at the centre of emergency response in British Columbia,” said public safety minister Mike Farnworth.
“These are the people who ask for no recognition, but instead leave their families, their friends, their homes and their own lives at any time of day or night, regardless of weather, to help others in their time of need.”
There are more than 10,000 Public Safety Lifeline volunteers in British Columbia.
Last year, they responded to more than 9,000 incidents.