Monday night was a big one for two Nelson Fire Rescue Service members. Chief Len MacCharles, Mayor Deb Kozak and fire commissioner Darrell Green presented a 35-year provincial service award to Capt. Gordon Rae. MacCharles and Kozak also thanked long time auxiliary firefighter Peter Defeo for his donation of a rapid intervention team kit to the fire department. It’s essential to aiding downed firefighters trapped in rescue situations.