Volunteer firefighters holding spring training in Grand Forks

Greetings from the Grand Forks Volunteer Firefighters.

Many of you may have heard the buzz that something big is coming to town.

In fact, on the weekend of April 29 to May 1, you can all look forward to our fine city being abuzz with nearly 400 firefighters from volunteer departments from across B.C.

Our department, which includes members from all five fire halls, is hosting the Grand Forks Firefighter Spring Training Seminar – a training and education extravaganza.

While the focus is on firefighters, we hope the public will come out to the arena location, where we will have a Saturday morning kick-off demonstration that will wow firefighters and citizens alike.

Also, we hope you will come out to root for members and departments competing in two timed events: the Fire Fit Challenge and the Rapid Intervention Team Challenge.

Finally, the arena will be full of manufacturer booths and a few fire apparatuses outside on display.

We look forward to you coming out to have a look around and support our province’s volunteer firefighters and your local department.

This is an opportunity for businesses and residents alike to show your civic pride and spread the warmth of our friendly disposition to the province.

To showcase what we have to offer and to let them know we’d like to see them again.

Expect to see members of the fire department around town rallying volunteers and seeking the support of merchants.

With your help, we hope to make Grand Forks an unforgettable experience.

For more information on the firefighter spring training seminar, please visit: www.gffr.ca or send an email to springtraining@gffr.ca