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Firefighter William Mortimer welcomed vehicles to the event on Oct. 13. (Photos by Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Sparwood firefighters host first-ever fire safety drive-thru event

The event educated the public about at-home fire prevention via a series of demonstrations

 

Nobody could put out the blaze Scott Robinson, Mike Bragg, and Trevor Fairweather started at this year’s firefighter calendar photoshoot. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

Shirtless and selfless: Fernie’s firefighters pack the heat in this year’s calendar shoot

On sale for pre order, the calendars raise money for a number of local and national non profits

 

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

 

Former Grand Forks fire chief suing city for wrongful dismissal

Former Grand Forks fire chief suing city for wrongful dismissal

Dale Heriot was fired in July 2019 after his department was investigated for safety, bullying issues

Former Grand Forks fire chief suing city for wrongful dismissal
This photo was taken on scene during a shop fire on May 5, 2020 on Fifth Avenue in Fernie. Photo Submitted

Fernie Fire Rescue responds to shop fire

The fire broke out on Fifth Avenue in Fernie but was quickly contained by firefighters

This photo was taken on scene during a shop fire on May 5, 2020 on Fifth Avenue in Fernie. Photo Submitted
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)
A grass fire near Elko came right to the edge of the highway on April 11. Photo Submitted

Firefighters contain grass fire near Elko

The fire was started accidentally in the afternoon of April 11, 2020

A grass fire near Elko came right to the edge of the highway on April 11. Photo Submitted
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)
Brett Robertson, one of Fernie’s firefighters prepares to begin a drill in the icy water. Soranne Floarea/The Free Press

Fernie Firefighters brush up on ice rescue training

The Fire Department urges residents to take extra caution around bodies of water in the coming weeks

Brett Robertson, one of Fernie’s firefighters prepares to begin a drill in the icy water. Soranne Floarea/The Free Press
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)