firefighters

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 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’

 

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

 

Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue responded to an RV fire on Halloween night. (The News files)

RV fire on Halloween night in Maple Ridge unrelated to fireworks

Fireworks cause minor incidents in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows

Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue responded to an RV fire on Halloween night. (The News files)
As onlookers watched, a Langley City fire crew took apart a playground teeter-totter to rescue a little girl who had become trapped Sunday morning at Linwood Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley City fire fighters extricate girl from playground teeter-totter

Two- to three-year-old child was, under the circumstances, remarkably calm

As onlookers watched, a Langley City fire crew took apart a playground teeter-totter to rescue a little girl who had become trapped Sunday morning at Linwood Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A turn sign, a street identification sign, and several panels of fence were taken out as an SUV careened off the road, through a backyard, and into the side of a Fort Langley home Friday night, Oct. 21, 2022. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: SUV plows into Lower Mainland home

Emergency crews were deployed Friday night to Fort Langley after a single-vehicle crash

A turn sign, a street identification sign, and several panels of fence were taken out as an SUV careened off the road, through a backyard, and into the side of a Fort Langley home Friday night, Oct. 21, 2022. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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
Pitt Meadows mayor Bill Dingwall was one of the speakers at the Oct. 4 new fire hall sneak peek press conference. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

New Pitt Meadows Fire Hall opens its doors for a sneak peek

Mayor Dingwall and other government officials spoke at the Oct. 4 event

Pitt Meadows mayor Bill Dingwall was one of the speakers at the Oct. 4 new fire hall sneak peek press conference. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
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)
Image: RCMP logo

Mother killed, 4 children injured in head-on crash near Trail

The accident occurred after a Ford pickup entered oncoming traffic and collided with the family’s car

Image: RCMP logo
MLA Lisa Beare (centre) and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Anne Kang (centre-right) both attended the unveiling of the new JIBC fire engine. (Province of British Columbia - Flickr/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge firefighter training campus gets new fire engine

The $900,000 truck was funded by the provincial government

MLA Lisa Beare (centre) and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Anne Kang (centre-right) both attended the unveiling of the new JIBC fire engine. (Province of British Columbia - Flickr/Special to The News)
A contingent of Township of Langley firefighters and some 400 guests came together at the Langley Events Centre Saturday night for the fourth annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Bell rung for firefighters who never returned

During a few sombre moments Saturday, a 400+ crowd at a Langley fundraiser remembered Sept. 11, 2001

A contingent of Township of Langley firefighters and some 400 guests came together at the Langley Events Centre Saturday night for the fourth annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
“We have a city that needs to distribute the public money in a responsible way. It can’t all go to the fire department,” said Mayor Bill Dingwall. (The News)

Pitt Meadows fire fails to meet NFPA standards according to local union

‘I strongly disagree with the volunteer-based model,’ said Mayor Bill Dingwall

“We have a city that needs to distribute the public money in a responsible way. It can’t all go to the fire department,” said Mayor Bill Dingwall. (The News)
The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)

Wildfire sparks just north of Kamloops

The fire is highly visible to Kamloops and the surrounding area

The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)
Keremeos Creek fire was estimated at 437 hectares as of Sunday (July 31) morning (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Minimal overnight growth at Keremeos Creek fire in South Okanagan

Saturday’s evacuation and air quality alerts remain in effect

Keremeos Creek fire was estimated at 437 hectares as of Sunday (July 31) morning (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
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Emergency crews were at Willowbrook Shopping Centre Wednesday, July 13, 2022, for reports of noxious spray being set off inside. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Three people pepper sprayed in Langley’s Willowbrook Mall, building evacuated

Store employee told the Langley Advance Times that the mall was evacuated.

Emergency crews were at Willowbrook Shopping Centre Wednesday, July 13, 2022, for reports of noxious spray being set off inside. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Children and big kids enjoying cold water courtesy the fire department at Tolmie Park in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

Maple Ridge firefighters bring back Hot Summer Nights events

First event will be July 13, city offering free french fries

Children and big kids enjoying cold water courtesy the fire department at Tolmie Park in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
Maple Ridge firefighters held a car wash to raise money for burn victims on Saturday. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge firefighters raise $6,000 for burn survivors

Saturday’s car wash brings in more than expected for Burn Fund

Maple Ridge firefighters held a car wash to raise money for burn victims on Saturday. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Maple Ridge firefighters host car wash to benefit burn victims on Saturday. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge firefighters host car wash for Burn Fund

Annual fundraiser coming Saturday at The Ridge church

Maple Ridge firefighters host car wash to benefit burn victims on Saturday. (Special to The News)