Town of Sylvan Lake Deputy Fire Chief Steve Scanland was honoured with a pair of awards during Monday night's regular meeting of Council.

The long-time Sylvan Lake firefighter was recognized with the 20-year Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada and the 22-year Alberta Emergency Services Medal from the Government of Alberta.

"In preparing for tonight, I reached out to several fire department members and their families and asked them to share with me some words to describe Steve," Mayor Megan Hanson said on Monday. "Response after response made it clear that he is more than just the Deputy Fire Chief – he's a cornerstone of support, a fountain of knowledge, and a true family man. The accolades he is receiving tonight are not only a testament to his over two decades of service but also a recognition of the positive impact he has had on the lives of those around him."