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A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)

Vehicle launched into B.C. Walmart removed following rescue of trapped workers

Crews cut new hole in parkade wall to remove vehicle safely

 

Bean, a small dog, got her head stuck in the reclining mechanism of a couch on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Kamloops Fire Rescue)

Kamloops fire crews free Bean the pup trapped in reclining chair

‘We don’t rescue cats out of trees anymore… but we do occasionally rescue dogs out of reclining couches!’

 

The Horsefly Volunteer FIre Department includes Chief Marc Caron, Deputy Chief Linda Bartsch, Chairman John Hollan, Treasurer Tracy Janzen, Fire Captains Ben Morhart, Julie Caron, Kevin Wilson, Firefighters/First Responders Heather Beaman, Judy Hillaby, Steven Hoessl, Gary Isaac, Kyle Kershaw, Cecil Morhart, Paul O’Toole, Andrew Schoenle, Kyle Staples, Hannah Yahnke, Rosetta Yahnke, Abby Wilson, Junior Firefighters Kacey Caron and Ronald Wilson. (Photo submitted)

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department trained in swift water rescue

Volunteers of HVFD are very proud of their training and equipment

  • Oct 10, 2020

 

The Chimney and Felker Lakes Volunteer Fire Department: Chief Allen Schaad (back from left), Wayne Erlandson, Lorne McKerlich, Danny Moxey, Cindy Moore, Geordie Moore, Jack Leggett, Kim Tranq (front from left), Ken Gibson, Susan Erlandson, Jack Mullet, Lorna Mullet and Chris Blake. Missing from the photo are deputy chief Bill Margetts (recently retired), Al Tranq (training officer), Wade Lamb, Alison Maclise, Ken Grainger, Todd Voth and Cindy Edginton. (Photo submitted)

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: Chimney/Felker Lakes Volunteer Fire Department

The Chimney and Felker Lakes Volunteer Fire Department:

  • Oct 10, 2020
The Chimney and Felker Lakes Volunteer Fire Department: Chief Allen Schaad (back from left), Wayne Erlandson, Lorne McKerlich, Danny Moxey, Cindy Moore, Geordie Moore, Jack Leggett, Kim Tranq (front from left), Ken Gibson, Susan Erlandson, Jack Mullet, Lorna Mullet and Chris Blake. Missing from the photo are deputy chief Bill Margetts (recently retired), Al Tranq (training officer), Wade Lamb, Alison Maclise, Ken Grainger, Todd Voth and Cindy Edginton. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake Tribune file photo

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: Keeping fire safe in the kitchen

Joan Flaspohler encourages all residents to embrace the 2020 Fire Prevention Week theme

  • Oct 10, 2020
Williams Lake Tribune file photo
This photo provided by the Unified Fire Authority shows a Utah fire crew member on the scene working to protect the town of Butte Falls in southern Oregon on Sunday, Sept. 13. 2020. This year’s fires have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation’s wildfire fighting forces to a degree that few past blazes did. And half of the fire season is yet to come. Heat, drought, and a strategic decision to attack the flames early combined with other factors to put a historically heavy burden on fire teams. (Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority via AP)

B.C., Alberta sending nearly 300 fire personnel by Friday to help battle wildfires in Oregon

Some 230 firefighters, most from British Columbia but including a number from Alberta, will be deployed Friday

This photo provided by the Unified Fire Authority shows a Utah fire crew member on the scene working to protect the town of Butte Falls in southern Oregon on Sunday, Sept. 13. 2020. This year’s fires have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation’s wildfire fighting forces to a degree that few past blazes did. And half of the fire season is yet to come. Heat, drought, and a strategic decision to attack the flames early combined with other factors to put a historically heavy burden on fire teams. (Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority via AP)
Wildfires this season have so far been successfully contained to a small size due to the actions of response crews and high level of snow melt, freshet and periodic rain (B.C. government photo)
Wildfires this season have so far been successfully contained to a small size due to the actions of response crews and high level of snow melt, freshet and periodic rain (B.C. government photo)
Many disposable masks have a metal nose wire or staples holding the straps which can cause sparks or a fire when heated. (Pixabay photo)

Don’t use microwave to sterilize COVID-19 masks: Ontario fire marshal

Jon Pegg says there have been 51 fire fatalities in Ontario between Jan. 1 and May 4

Many disposable masks have a metal nose wire or staples holding the straps which can cause sparks or a fire when heated. (Pixabay photo)
The first responder dispatch protocol was also rolled out during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic

The directive comes after province spoke with paramedics, fire services, according to top doctor

The first responder dispatch protocol was also rolled out during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. (Black Press Media files)
The Williams Lake Fire Dept. is one of several in the Cariboo-Chilcotin being awarded government funding for training and equipment. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo-Chilcotin fire departments recipients of provincial funding

The province is providing $5 million for equipment and training

The Williams Lake Fire Dept. is one of several in the Cariboo-Chilcotin being awarded government funding for training and equipment. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune)
Fifteen Williams Lake Fire Department firefighters camped out for 24 hours on the roof of Canadian Tire last weekend from noon Saturday to noon Sunday. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Out in the Cold: Williams Lake firefighters take to the roof for muscular dystrophy awareness

Check out Canadian Tire to see the firefighters and donate to the cause

Fifteen Williams Lake Fire Department firefighters camped out for 24 hours on the roof of Canadian Tire last weekend from noon Saturday to noon Sunday. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Every year, members of the St. Catharines Fire Combat Team strip down and flex their muscles for a good cause with proceeds going to charity. (St. Catharines Fire Department photo)

No shirts, no city services: Firefighter calendar too steamy for Ontario officials

The city has never funded the calendars, but has OK’d photoshoots at city-owned properties

Every year, members of the St. Catharines Fire Combat Team strip down and flex their muscles for a good cause with proceeds going to charity. (St. Catharines Fire Department photo)
A firefighter salutes the commemorative statue behind the BC Legislature during the BC Fallen Fire Fighters’ memorial, with B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Association executive director, Gord Ditchburn, on the left and B.C. Premier John Horgan on the right (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather in Victoria to honour fallen firefighters

The BC Fallen Fire Fighters’ Memorial honours those who have died in the line of duty

A firefighter salutes the commemorative statue behind the BC Legislature during the BC Fallen Fire Fighters’ memorial, with B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Association executive director, Gord Ditchburn, on the left and B.C. Premier John Horgan on the right (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Fire fighters battled a fire at a multi-family home on the 800 block of Fulton Street on June 6, 2017. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Why cancer is deadlier than fire for firefighters in B.C.

The silent threat that is killing firefighters and how the profession is fighting back

Fire fighters battled a fire at a multi-family home on the 800 block of Fulton Street on June 6, 2017. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)