firefighters

Members of Joe Rich Fire Rescue pose with donations from the 2020 food bank drive. (Contributed)

Leave donations on doorstep for Joe Rich fire department food drive

More than 1,100 kilograms donated in 2021

 

(District photo)

Lake Country fire crews collecting donations for food bank

Firefighters will be going door-to-door Dec. 4 and 6

 

A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Sunday, Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)

Feline fine after fur-raising ride on Vernon fire truck

Stowaway cat catches a ride with firefighters

 

Firefighters battle a vehicle fire in the Vernon Parkade Friday, Nov. 25. (Deena Lehoux photo)

VIDEO: Car catches fire in Vernon Parkade

Firefighters on scene as smoke pouring out of third level

Firefighters battle a vehicle fire in the Vernon Parkade Friday, Nov. 25. (Deena Lehoux photo)
West Kelowna Fire Service has responded to nearly 1,500 medical calls so far in 2022. (Black Press file photo)

West Kelowna Fire Service answering the call more often due to B.C. ambulance woes

‘There is absolutely no question we are doing more medical calls than we ever have’

West Kelowna Fire Service has responded to nearly 1,500 medical calls so far in 2022. (Black Press file photo)
Firefighters from the Malakwa Fire Department and others from the Shuswap participate in a live-burn training exercise. (File Photo)

New builds made of combustible materials make for hotter blazes: Shuswap firefighters

‘It really is a dangerous environment now. Stuff can be replaced but firefighters cannot’

Firefighters from the Malakwa Fire Department and others from the Shuswap participate in a live-burn training exercise. (File Photo)
A fire was sparked in a Coldstream home Friday shortly after 11 a.m. (Shawn Morgan photo)

VIDEO: Firefighters battling trailer fire in Coldstream

Blaze sparked in trailer park Friday shortly after 11 a.m.

A fire was sparked in a Coldstream home Friday shortly after 11 a.m. (Shawn Morgan photo)
The District of Peachland’s current fire hall is too small to accommodate all vehicles and equipment. (District of Peachland/File photo)

New fire hall for Peachland moves forward

Council unanimously adopted a borrowing bylaw for the project at its Nov. 8 meeting

The District of Peachland’s current fire hall is too small to accommodate all vehicles and equipment. (District of Peachland/File photo)
The current Glenmore Firehall is located at 550 Valley Road North. (Photo/Google)

New fire hall for Kelowna’s Glenmore neighbourhood

Changes to the Official Community Plan needed before construction can start

The current Glenmore Firehall is located at 550 Valley Road North. (Photo/Google)
Salmon Arm firefighters prepare to fight a residential fire near the corner of 20th Street NE and Okanagan Avenue in April 2022. (File photo)

Shuswap fire chiefs applaud expanded cancer coverage for firefighters

‘A car fire is not a car fire anymore, it’s a toxic chemical dump’

Salmon Arm firefighters prepare to fight a residential fire near the corner of 20th Street NE and Okanagan Avenue in April 2022. (File photo)
B.C. firefighters will receive workers’ compensation for two more types of cancer, pancreatic and thyroid, as of Nov, 8. 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. firefighters now covered for 2 more types of cancer

Pancreatic, thyroid cancers added to types covered by workers’ compensation

B.C. firefighters will receive workers’ compensation for two more types of cancer, pancreatic and thyroid, as of Nov, 8. 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coldstream Fire Department crews, with help from neighbouring Lavington Fire Department members, extinguished a fire at a home on Cherry Lane Sunday, Nov. 6. (Dave Pimson photo)

UPDATE: WATCH: Coldstream home destroyed in fire

Family out safely, two pets missing, after Sunday morning blaze;GoFundMe page launched for family

Coldstream Fire Department crews, with help from neighbouring Lavington Fire Department members, extinguished a fire at a home on Cherry Lane Sunday, Nov. 6. (Dave Pimson photo)
A child prepares to hurl his pumpkin from the top of the Vernon fire department tower at Vernon Fire Rescue Services’ first pumpkin drop event Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Pumpkins go splat at Vernon fire department

Vernon Fire Rescue Services held its first pumpkin drop event Saturday

A child prepares to hurl his pumpkin from the top of the Vernon fire department tower at Vernon Fire Rescue Services’ first pumpkin drop event Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Big White Fire Department (bigwhitefire.com)

You can’t bunk here: Big White Fire Department clarifies rental scam

The department says someone is using their address for a property rental ad

Big White Fire Department (bigwhitefire.com)
Kelowna Fire Hall No. 1 crews provide educational demonstration. (Photo/Gary Barnes/Captial News)

Fire on Enterprise Way in Kelowna had educational purpose

The ‘blaze’ was reported at 2255 Enterprise Way

Kelowna Fire Hall No. 1 crews provide educational demonstration. (Photo/Gary Barnes/Captial News)
Smoke seen from Peachland controlled burn (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

REMINDER: Smoke seen in Kelowna from Peachland is planned

There is a controlled burn scheduled in Peachland this week

Smoke seen from Peachland controlled burn (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Black smoke billows from a mobile home in Oyama on Oct. 26. (Scott Polie/Facebook)

Mobile home fully engulfed in flames in Lake Country

Emergency services called just after 3:30p.m. on Oct. 26

Black smoke billows from a mobile home in Oyama on Oct. 26. (Scott Polie/Facebook)
A statement from Kelowna Professional Firefighters Association says “we support those who support us.” (Photo/KPFA Facebook)

Kelowna Firefighters Association spotlights candidates for council

Kelowna Professional Firefighters Association endorses one for mayor and seven for council

A statement from Kelowna Professional Firefighters Association says “we support those who support us.” (Photo/KPFA Facebook)
A briefing document prepared for the deputy minister of Indigenous Services Canada says there is currently no way to enforce provincial or national building or fire codes for buildings on reserves. But Blaine Wiggins, senior director of the Indigenous Fire Marshals Service, seen in an undated handout photo, says that enforcement gap has “catastrophic” consequences. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada

No way to enforce fire codes on First Nations, and new law would be costly: document

House fires have long posed a major safety risk to those living on reserve,

A briefing document prepared for the deputy minister of Indigenous Services Canada says there is currently no way to enforce provincial or national building or fire codes for buildings on reserves. But Blaine Wiggins, senior director of the Indigenous Fire Marshals Service, seen in an undated handout photo, says that enforcement gap has “catastrophic” consequences. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada
Firefighters stand by with hoses to snuff out any possible fire originating from spilled fuel after a truck crashed through a house in Nanoose Bay on Monday, Oct. 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Truck driver survives after crashing through house along Vancouver Island highway

Rescuers take three hours to extricate transport truck driver after incident near Nanaimo

Firefighters stand by with hoses to snuff out any possible fire originating from spilled fuel after a truck crashed through a house in Nanoose Bay on Monday, Oct. 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)