firefighters

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
For the first time in its 27-year-long history Burn Camp did not happen in person. Instead, about 100 young burn survivors and firefighters gathered virtually on July 17, 2020 where it was announced more than $200,000 was raised in support of the annual kids camp. (Nicole Clark/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge firefighters support 27th Burn Camp Kick Off

More than $200,000 has been raised to support kids camp

For the first time in its 27-year-long history Burn Camp did not happen in person. Instead, about 100 young burn survivors and firefighters gathered virtually on July 17, 2020 where it was announced more than $200,000 was raised in support of the annual kids camp. (Nicole Clark/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge firefighters were called to a home in Hammond after a fire broke out in the attic space on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (THE NEWS/files)

Three people safe after fire at Maple Ridge home

Cause of the fire is under investigation

Maple Ridge firefighters were called to a home in Hammond after a fire broke out in the attic space on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (THE NEWS/files)
Maple Ridge assistant fire chief Doug Armour passed away last weekend from cancer. (THE NEWS-files)
Maple Ridge assistant fire chief Doug Armour passed away last weekend from cancer. (THE NEWS-files)
Firefighters were called to east Maple Ridge after a shop housing a number of vehicles caught fire on Friday, July 17, 2020. (The News files)

Man suffers smoke inhalation as shop burns in Maple Ridge fire

A number of vehicles were stored in the structure

Firefighters were called to east Maple Ridge after a shop housing a number of vehicles caught fire on Friday, July 17, 2020. (The News files)
Maple Ridge assistant fire chief Doug Armour passed away over the weekend from cancer. (THE NEWS-files)
Maple Ridge assistant fire chief Doug Armour passed away over the weekend from cancer. (THE NEWS-files)
Rob and Traci MacLean pose with their daughters at the ALS walk at Merkely Park in Maple Ridge Saturday, June 20. Contributed photo

Former Pitt Meadows firefighter takes part in ALS walk with family

The MacLean family joined group at Merkely Park in Maple Ridge

Rob and Traci MacLean pose with their daughters at the ALS walk at Merkely Park in Maple Ridge Saturday, June 20. Contributed 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)
In addition to adorning regular turnout gear, firefighters currently have to wear the personal protective equipment. (Shane McKichan /Special to The News)

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows firefighters: ‘We’re here to help’

Extra COVID-19 protocols and changes keep fire crews safe while working the frontlines

In addition to adorning regular turnout gear, firefighters currently have to wear the personal protective equipment. (Shane McKichan /Special to The News)
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)