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A North Saanich firefighter poses alongside a reflective address sign, which helps emergency crews save time when searching for an address in the dark. (Courtesy of North Saanich Fire Department)

Reflective address signs help firefighters, North Saanich department says

North Saanich, Sooke, Metchosin fire departments offer sign service

 

Oak Bay Fire Department is seeking candidates for deputy chief. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay seeks dynamic deputy to help lead its fire department

Public relations skills an asset to work with Oak Bay fire

 

Members of Sooke Fire Rescue who were deployed to the Interior to combat wildfires this summer. Left to right: Lowell Holmquist, Cam Norris-Jones, Carsen Holmquist, Heather Lane, Michelle Schultz, Brandon Knowles, Scott Rear. Missing -: Matt Barney and Hollie Krutz. (Contributed - Sooke Fire Rescue).

Sooke Fire Rescue firefighters reflect on experiences battling B.C. wildfires

Two months after returning home firefighters share stories from their time in the Interior

  • Nov 18, 2021

 

Victoria Fire Department’s Fire Engine 11 drives past the pediatric unit of Victoria General Hospital. The Professional Fire Fighters of Greater Victoria announced a 10-year pledge of $250,000 to the unit. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria pledge half a million for Victoria’s sick children

Announcement came with a drive past Victoria General’s pediatric unit

Victoria Fire Department’s Fire Engine 11 drives past the pediatric unit of Victoria General Hospital. The Professional Fire Fighters of Greater Victoria announced a 10-year pledge of $250,000 to the unit. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers held the diesel spill before the fuel could enter a nearby culvert, according to Chief Mike Daloise. Photo: Submitted

Semi crashes on ‘sharp, hairpin turn’ on Hwy 3, officials respond to diesel spill

Nearby section of Kettle River unaffected, says Ministry of Environment

Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers held the diesel spill before the fuel could enter a nearby culvert, according to Chief Mike Daloise. Photo: Submitted
A firefighter stands on the shoreline of the St.Lawrence River Monday, October 18, 2021, where a firefighter drowned during a rescue operation in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Montreal firefighter dead after falling into St. Lawrence River during rescue mission

Boaters in distress saved, but for an unknown reason fire department rescue boat then capsized

A firefighter stands on the shoreline of the St.Lawrence River Monday, October 18, 2021, where a firefighter drowned during a rescue operation in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Sooke Fire and Rescue Services await the arrival of its new chief. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

District of Sooke names new fire chief

Ted Ruiter served as fire chief in Fernie for eight years, is a 34-year firefighter

Sooke Fire and Rescue Services await the arrival of its new chief. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Construction of a fire hall at Mount Washington is expected to cost $2.49 million. File photo

Mount Washington poised to finally get a fire hall

Comox Valley Regional District directors commit money to fire protection at Island ski hill

Construction of a fire hall at Mount Washington is expected to cost $2.49 million. File photo
Jeannine Caldbeck has served as fire chief of the Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department since 2005. (Photo by Dave Tarris)

Fire chief first woman in Canada to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association cites significant commitment of Thetis Island’s Caldbeck

Jeannine Caldbeck has served as fire chief of the Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department since 2005. (Photo by Dave Tarris)
A golden retriever rescued after falling over a cliff face near Ammonite Falls on Friday, Sept. 24, avoided injury in the ordeal and posed for a photo with rescuers including firefighter Joe Mayzes, left, Capt. Darcy Morgan and firefighter Geoff Gowans, volunteers with East Wellington Fire Department. (Photo courtesy East Wellington Fire Department)

Volunteer firefighters rescue dog from cliff face near Nanaimo waterfall

Golden retriever falls 15 metres over cliff while walking with owner

A golden retriever rescued after falling over a cliff face near Ammonite Falls on Friday, Sept. 24, avoided injury in the ordeal and posed for a photo with rescuers including firefighter Joe Mayzes, left, Capt. Darcy Morgan and firefighter Geoff Gowans, volunteers with East Wellington Fire Department. (Photo courtesy East Wellington Fire Department)
Kenn Mount, who served as fire chief in Sooke, has officially taken over as the new fire chief of Central Saanich. (District of Central Saanich/Submitted)

New fire chief assumes post in Central Saanich

Kenn Mount arrives in Central Saanich after four years as fire chief in Sooke

Kenn Mount, who served as fire chief in Sooke, has officially taken over as the new fire chief of Central Saanich. (District of Central Saanich/Submitted)
Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

B.C. premier, forests minister, tour White Rock Lake fire near Vernon

John Horgan joins Minister of Forests at firefighters’ camp

Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.

One dead after early morning crash near Black Creek

A car collided with a power pole shortly before 3 a.m. on Hwy 19A

A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.
Saanich Fire Department worked hard to pull a horse from drowning in a mud bog on July 31 in Saanich. (Photo and video courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)

Saanich firefighters rescue horse stuck in a bog near Viaduct Avenue

At the scene were a whole team of firefighters who put their heads together to rescue the filly

Saanich Fire Department worked hard to pull a horse from drowning in a mud bog on July 31 in Saanich. (Photo and video courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)
Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted
Former VGH pediatric patient Brynn, 13, presents artwork handmade for their fire house to Oak Bay firefighter Trent Frenkel, a member of the Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria, as fellow member Scott McMillan with Esquimalt Fire Department looks on. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria deliver final $25,000 cheque for VGH

Decade of fundraising for hospital pediatric unit helped Island kids stay on Island for care

Former VGH pediatric patient Brynn, 13, presents artwork handmade for their fire house to Oak Bay firefighter Trent Frenkel, a member of the Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria, as fellow member Scott McMillan with Esquimalt Fire Department looks on. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Saanich firefighters rescued a crow Tuesday night after it flew down a chimney and got stuck. (Dan Wood/Twitter)

VIDEO: Saanich firefighters rescue ‘very vocal’ crow from fireplace chimney

Cat rescues somewhat common but crow call a first, says deputy fire chief

Saanich firefighters rescued a crow Tuesday night after it flew down a chimney and got stuck. (Dan Wood/Twitter)
The North Saanich fire department gave local students a cool break Monday as temperatures soared well past 30 C. (Photo courtesy of North Saanich Middle School/Twitter)

North Saanich firefighters help students cool off during heat wave

North Saanich Middle School students get misted by fire trucks

The North Saanich fire department gave local students a cool break Monday as temperatures soared well past 30 C. (Photo courtesy of North Saanich Middle School/Twitter)
Neighbours fight a small late-night bush fire with garden hoses and shovels in Cinnabar Valley on June 5. They couldn’t get help from local fire services because the fire was located in an area under B.C. Wildfire Services jurisdiction. (Photo courtesy Muriel Wells)

Neighbours on edge of Nanaimo city limits left to put out bush fire themselves

Cinnabar Valley residents tackle fire with hoses and buckets for two and a half hours

Neighbours fight a small late-night bush fire with garden hoses and shovels in Cinnabar Valley on June 5. They couldn’t get help from local fire services because the fire was located in an area under B.C. Wildfire Services jurisdiction. (Photo courtesy Muriel Wells)
Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite

‘Camp Ignite’ helps young B.C. women pursue firefighting careers

This year’s camp will be on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 in Vancouver

Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite