Friday , 28 January 2022

Jensen Wenzel voted 2021 Firefighter of the Year by BRFA

Jensen Wenzel has been voted 2021 Firefighter of the Year by the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority (BRFA).

Jensen began her firefighting journey as a junior firefighter in 2014 with Station 5 and became a responding member in 2019.

Submitted Image

Craig Wenzel is the Fire Chief for Bonnyville Station 5.

“She has been very active in Community Involvement activities around Bonnyville like the Charity Checkstops, food drives, school visits, as well as behind the scenes work around the Firehall,” Fire Chief Wenzel told Lakeland Connect. “She has shown a tremendous amount of heart and resiliency within her time as a volunteer and responder with Station 5 which has not gone unnoticed by her peers.”

Submitted Image

Each year three firefighters are nominated by the officers and voted on by the members of Station 5 for the award.

Jensen told Lakeland Connect, “It is very rewarding to be a volunteer with Station 5. It was very humbling and unexpected to be nominated for and to be voted as firefighter of the year.”

Submitted Image

“I am very much looking forward to continuing moving forward and helping the community as a member of Station 5 and the BRFA,” Jensen concluded.

Congratulations Jensen from the Staff at Lakeland Connect on receiving this much-deserved award. Thank you for your kindness, compassion and for keeping the Lakeland safe.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.