Members of the Oyster River Fire Department were honoured on the weekend. The department held its annual awards banquet.

Fire Chief Bruce Green says it was wonderful to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in front of local politicians and the regional district.

He says every member of the department is enthusiastic about the work they do and continue to learn and grow more and more as they progress on the job.

Green says Ross Squire was awarded Firefighter of the Year.

Green says Jim Doberstein was presented with the Provincial Long Service Medal for 25 years of service.