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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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Kids lines up for Finely Kamigochi’s lemonade stand Saturday, Aug. 7. Photo courtesy of Cam Kamigochi

Adorable little girl raises money for Midway fire dept.

The department honoured five-year-old Finley Kamigochi at a special presentation this week

Kids lines up for Finely Kamigochi’s lemonade stand Saturday, Aug. 7. Photo courtesy of Cam Kamigochi
A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted

House fire threatens West Boundary community

The fire consumed a family home, but didn’t spread to nearby brush

A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted
A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted

House fire threatens West Boundary community

The fire consumed a family home, but didn’t spread to nearby brush

A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted
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)

VIDEO: Firefighters rescue frightened horse stuck nose-deep in Vancouver Island mud bog

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)
A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue tanker sits on the south side of Highway 3, near Gilpin Creek Forest Service Road while volunteer fire fighters put water on a small 'hot spot' on the slope below. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out ‘hot spot’ at scene of grass fire

Sunday night’s visit was a routine response, says Dep. Fire Chief

A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue tanker sits on the south side of Highway 3, near Gilpin Creek Forest Service Road while volunteer fire fighters put water on a small 'hot spot' on the slope below. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Fire Chief Joe Geary stands in front of Christina Lake Fire and Rescue’s 24 year-old water tanker. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

RDKB loan for Christina Lake Fire Rescue equipment goes ahead

The loan was put to an alternative approval process starting this spring

Fire Chief Joe Geary stands in front of Christina Lake Fire and Rescue’s 24 year-old water tanker. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar area 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
A fireball erupts above a grass fire on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Christina Lake Wednesday afternoon, July 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters put out grass fire east of Grand Forks

Cause of Wednesday’s fire remains under ivestigation

A fireball erupts above a grass fire on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Christina Lake Wednesday afternoon, July 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Firefighters from Midway Fire and Rescue and the BC Wildfire Service join Vaagen staff in putting out a small hog fuel fire at the mill Sunday evening, July. 25. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters, staff put out repeat fire at Midway sawmill

Sunday’s fire marks the second time this month that hog fuel has self-ignited at Vaagen Fibre

Firefighters from Midway Fire and Rescue and the BC Wildfire Service join Vaagen staff in putting out a small hog fuel fire at the mill Sunday evening, July. 25. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A smashed up truck was all that came out of Friday's rumour of a wildfire in the West Boundary. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue

Stick to the facts when it comes to wildfires, says Midway Fire Chief

A social media post last week wrongly stated that a wildfire was burning in the West Boundary

A smashed up truck was all that came out of Friday's rumour of a wildfire in the West Boundary. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue
Asst. Fire Chief Manfred Bialon, pictured here on the scene of an August 2004 wildfire, retired from Grand Fork’s volunteer fire departnment last week. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue
Asst. Fire Chief Manfred Bialon, pictured here on the scene of an August 2004 wildfire, retired from Grand Fork’s volunteer fire departnment last week. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue
Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers put out a vehicle fire near Mill Beach on July 9. Photo: Submitted

Midway fire department has busy week

Volunteer firefighters responded to several incidents starting July 9

Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers put out a vehicle fire near Mill Beach on July 9. Photo: Submitted
Roy Terashita, chief of the Greenwood Fire Department, said he’s happy that the city has set aside funds for new fire protection suits. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood to buy new gear for fire department

Top administrator Marcus Lebler said the money will come from the city’s COVID Safe Restart grant

Roy Terashita, chief of the Greenwood Fire Department, said he’s happy that the city has set aside funds for new fire protection suits. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Christina Lake firefighters rescue man injured in cliff jump

Fire Chief Joe Geary is warning the public not to jump in the Kettle River near Cascade falls

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A BC Ambulance helicopter waits to take off with a badly injured motorist Saturday, July 3. Photo: Submitted
A BC Ambulance helicopter waits to take off with a badly injured motorist Saturday, July 3. Photo: Submitted