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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!’

Bean, a small dog, got her head stuck in the reclining mechanism of a couch on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Kamloops Fire Rescue)
Prince Rupert firefighters underwent week-long intensive emergency medical responder training in late Januray to upgrade their skills to the equivalent of paramedic level one. (K-J Millar/The Northern View photo)

Dispatch firefighters to more medical calls, urge Metro Vancouver mayors

Mayors asking B.C. to expand firefighters’ roll to take pressure off understaffed ambulance service

Prince Rupert firefighters underwent week-long intensive emergency medical responder training in late Januray to upgrade their skills to the equivalent of paramedic level one. (K-J Millar/The Northern View photo)
Construction workers have begun work to repair the Art Infiniti Hotel on the Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Work underway to repair Maple Ridge hotel damaged by fire

Cause of Art Infiniti hotel fire still under investigation

Construction workers have begun work to repair the Art Infiniti Hotel on the Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Township firefighters rescued a dog trapped on a lake in the area of 228 Street and 24 Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 17 around 10 a.m. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Dog rescued after falling through ice on Langley lake

Firefighters remind public to be cautious around frozen waterways

Township firefighters rescued a dog trapped on a lake in the area of 228 Street and 24 Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 17 around 10 a.m. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters train at the Justice Institute of BC campus in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Firefighting students in Maple Ridge get help from gas industry

Justice Institute of BC has new training resources

Firefighters train at the Justice Institute of BC campus in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Surrey Fire Service responded to a fire in the industrial area of 192nd street and 54th Avenue early Saturday morning (Jan. 23, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey crews respond to fire in industrial area

Fire happened early Saturday morning

Surrey Fire Service responded to a fire in the industrial area of 192nd street and 54th Avenue early Saturday morning (Jan. 23, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Maple Ridge’s firefighters union has a two-year deal with the city. (Special to The News)

City of Maple Ridge signs two-year deal with firefighters

Annual wage increase of 2.5 per cent, contract ends this year

  • Jan 13, 2021
Maple Ridge’s firefighters union has a two-year deal with the city. (Special to The News)
Now retired fire Capt. Gary Proznick received a kiss from a dalmatian puppy during a public education event earlier this year. It seemed a fitting goodbye for the retiring firefighter, the dalmatian being the iconic firehouse dog. He's featured in this year’s firefighter fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Firefighter calendar boasts super cute factor

Langley Township fire crew return with a popular, and ideal last-minute gift idea

Now retired fire Capt. Gary Proznick received a kiss from a dalmatian puppy during a public education event earlier this year. It seemed a fitting goodbye for the retiring firefighter, the dalmatian being the iconic firehouse dog. He's featured in this year’s firefighter fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A massive fire broke out at the CP Rail yard in Port Coquitlam in 2018 after a train collided with a truck carrying ethanol. (Black Press files)

CP’s logistics yard brings new level of fire hazard to Pitt Meadows

Fire department will need more career firefighters and training: Larsson

A massive fire broke out at the CP Rail yard in Port Coquitlam in 2018 after a train collided with a truck carrying ethanol. (Black Press files)
New Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall supports hiring more full-time firefighters. (The News files)

Pitt Meadows approves four new career firefighters

New council will have added six over three years

New Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall supports hiring more full-time firefighters. (The News files)
Firefighters on the scene of a fire at an abandoned house at the corner of 122 Avenue and 223 Street on Thursday morning. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Fire in downtown Maple Ridge

Abandoned house badly damaged Thursday morning

Firefighters on the scene of a fire at an abandoned house at the corner of 122 Avenue and 223 Street on Thursday morning. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Neighbour’s quick actions save dogs and home in Chilliwack townhouse fire

Neighbour’s quick actions save dogs and home in Chilliwack townhouse fire

Neighbour heard fire alarm and called 911 and rescued dogs from unit on fire

Neighbour’s quick actions save dogs and home in Chilliwack townhouse fire
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)
A fire at the rear of Shinobi Japanese Restaurant in downtown Maple Ridge will leave the eatery requiring quite a bit of restoration. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)

UPDATE: Popular Maple Ridge Japanese Restaurant still closed after fire Friday

A post on Shinobi Sushi’s Facebook page was shared 79 times

A fire at the rear of Shinobi Japanese Restaurant in downtown Maple Ridge will leave the eatery requiring quite a bit of restoration. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)
A worker from Dallas Watt Demo Ltd. uses a backhoe to take down the old Pitt Meadows Fire Hall building. (Ronan O’Doherty -THE NEWS)

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Old Pitt Meadows firehall reduced to rubble

New building will be more than three times the size, and is expected to be completed by 2022

A worker from Dallas Watt Demo Ltd. uses a backhoe to take down the old Pitt Meadows Fire Hall building. (Ronan O’Doherty -THE NEWS)
The girls will earn fire extinguisher certification while at Camp Ignite in Maple Ridge. (David Harcus Photography)

Maple Ridge firefighting camp empowers young women

Camp Ignite to take place at Justice Institute on Sunday, Aug. 9

The girls will earn fire extinguisher certification while at Camp Ignite in Maple Ridge. (David Harcus Photography)
Firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue a three-year-old boy from a large tree in the Murrayville neighbourhood of Langley Thursday evening. (Dwayne Weidendorf/Black Press Media)

UPDATED: 3-year-old Lower Mainland boy rescued from top of tree

Langley firefighters use ladder truck to pull a toddler out of a Murrayville tree Thursday evening

  • Jul 30, 2020
Firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue a three-year-old boy from a large tree in the Murrayville neighbourhood of Langley Thursday evening. (Dwayne Weidendorf/Black Press Media)