When Dwayne Huot volunteered to serve in Afghanistan in 2009, he didn’t have to worry about taking time off work. He knew his employer, the City of Winnipeg, would understand.
“The City has been incredible throughout the years and the Chief was very supportive,” recalled Huot. “The tour was a six month commitment, but with the three months of pre-training, administration, and pre and post leaves, it totaled nearly a year.”
Huot is a Fire Training Officer with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS). For more than 30 years, he has also served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, most recently as a Port Inspection Diver.