This past weekend, the Town of Golden lost one of its public servants.
Golden Fire Chief Ken McClure passed away on Saturday Sept. 20. McClure had come to Golden in March of 2011, bringing with him 26 years of experience in fire safety and suppression.
Since then he has brought level of professionalism to the department. He was integral in bringing the department into a road rescue role, which included funding from a provincial pilot project, new training and equipment, most notably a new truck that was custom designed for Golden (currently being built).
In 2013 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal after being nominated by the Office of the Fire Commissioner.
Deputy Fire Chief Ken Squarebriggs will be taking charge of the Golden Fire Department until a new chief is hired.