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White Rock firefighters (left to right) Scott Pearson, Capt. Cordell Fulton, Cory McKinnon and Bira Bindra say they were happy to be there to assist in delivering a premature baby girl in a Columbia Avenue residence on Jan. 11. Alex Browne photo

B.C. fire crew helps mom deliver baby at home on the floor

Emergency call for early birth welcomes city of White Rock’s newest resident

 

Volunteer firefighters with North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department braved near-freezing waters to save a dog that was seen struggling for its life after falling through ice on Holden Lake in Hemer Park south of Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Dog rescued after falling through ice on lake near Nanaimo

Volunteer firefighters mount water rescue after dog seen struggling for its life in Hemer Park

 

A Midway Mountie and volunteer firefighter assess the damage to a Dodge Ram that ran afoul of Highway 3’s Bishop’s Corner late Tuesday, Dec. 7. Photo: Submitted

Hwy 3 crash prompts call for patience as traffic volumes expected to swell

Midway Fire Chief says the collision happened at a very tight turn known as Bishop’s Corner

 

Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers and BC Emergency Health Services paramedics assess a car badly damaged in a roadside collision near Rock Creek Sunday, Nov. 21. Photo: Submitted

Midway firefighters use jaws of life in Hwy 3 crashes

Three people taken to hospital with undetermined injuries

Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers and BC Emergency Health Services paramedics assess a car badly damaged in a roadside collision near Rock Creek Sunday, Nov. 21. Photo: Submitted
Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers held the diesel spill before the fuel could enter a nearby culvert, according to Chief Mike Daloise. Photo: Submitted

Officials respond to diesel spill after semi crashes along ‘sharp, hairpin turn’ on Hwy 3

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
Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times

Crews called to fire at recycling plant in outskirts of Trail

Firefighters were called to Retriev Technologies Monday night

Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times
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Greenwood fire dept. to host Halloween fundraiser

Participants are asked to make donations to Boundary cat shelter, food bank, as well as the department

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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
No one was hurt when this single-engine Cessna overshot the runway along the Canada-U.S. border Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo: Submitted

American plane makes hard landing near Christina Lake

Christina Lake Fire Rescue makes quick response on Cascade side of Canada-U.S. border

No one was hurt when this single-engine Cessna overshot the runway along the Canada-U.S. border Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo: Submitted
Tamara Lovett lights up the engine bay with her beaming smile during a September 2020 practice. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Women firefighters of the Boundary series: Midway

From 911 calls to Santa runs, Tamara Lovett is glad she joined

Tamara Lovett lights up the engine bay with her beaming smile during a September 2020 practice. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Wednesday night’s fire badly damaged a trailer stacked high with Busch Lite beer. Photo: Submitted

Shipment of suds lost to highway blaze near Christina Lake

Fire Chief Joe Geary said no one was hurt, but the beer was ruined

Wednesday night’s fire badly damaged a trailer stacked high with Busch Lite beer. Photo: Submitted
Naomi Teramoto has been serving with Greenwood’s Volunteer Fire Department since October 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Women firefighters of the Boundary series: Greenwood

‘Don’t hesitate!’ city firefighter tells aspiring women, girls

Naomi Teramoto has been serving with Greenwood’s Volunteer Fire Department since October 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Dawsha Maximenko, assistant chief at Christina Lake Fire and Rescue, has been serving with the department since 2019. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Women firefighters of the Boundary series: Christina Lake

‘It doesn’t matter what time we’re called out — we go,’ says Christina Lake Fire and Rescue’s Dawsha Maximenko

Dawsha Maximenko, assistant chief at Christina Lake Fire and Rescue, has been serving with the department since 2019. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Gas peels off a specially designed tank carrying liquid nitrogen. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue

No danger to Highway 3 travellers after liquid nitrogen tank lets off gas

Truck driver hauling the cold stuff had done everything by the book, says Midway fire chief

Gas peels off a specially designed tank carrying liquid nitrogen. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue
Firefighter Eugene ‘Junior’ Da Silva smiles on his way down the ropes set up at Sunday’s training session, Oct. 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters learn the ropes at Cascade Falls

Fire Chief Joe Geary said his members’ new skills will speed rescues at the falls near Christina Lake

Firefighter Eugene ‘Junior’ Da Silva smiles on his way down the ropes set up at Sunday’s training session, Oct. 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Fire Chief George Seigler smiles for the camera outside Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Station 354. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Chief Seigler to leave Grand Forks fire dept.

Seigler is headed for a new posting closer to his family

Fire Chief George Seigler smiles for the camera outside Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Station 354. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Dale Heriot ran Grand Forks Fire/Rescue for seven years starting in the spring of 2012. Heriot is pictured on Spencer Hill Friday, Sept. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Former Grand Forks fire chief resolves lawsuit against city

The lawsuit was scheduled to go before the Supreme Court of BC this fall

Dale Heriot ran Grand Forks Fire/Rescue for seven years starting in the spring of 2012. Heriot is pictured on Spencer Hill Friday, Sept. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue engine arrives at a grass fire at City Park Thursday, Aug. 26. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ fire department ramps down amid COVID-19 spike

Weekly practices suspended out of concern for members’ health, department

A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue engine arrives at a grass fire at City Park Thursday, Aug. 26. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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)
Grand Forks Fire and Rescue (Black Press Media files)

Grand Forks city hall to bill property owners for fire department’s time

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue attended a ‘suspicious’ fire at 9385 Granby Rd. last weekend

Grand Forks Fire and Rescue (Black Press Media files)