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White Rock firefighters (left to right) Scott Pearson, Capt. Cordell Fulton, Cory McKinnon and Bira Bindra say they were happy to be there to assist in delivering a premature baby girl in a Columbia Avenue residence on Jan. 11. Alex Browne photo

B.C. fire crew helps mom deliver baby at home on the floor

Emergency call for early birth welcomes city of White Rock’s newest resident

 

Volunteer firefighters with North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department braved near-freezing waters to save a dog that was seen struggling for its life after falling through ice on Holden Lake in Hemer Park south of Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Dog rescued after falling through ice on lake near Nanaimo

Volunteer firefighters mount water rescue after dog seen struggling for its life in Hemer Park

 

Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue raise money for the Friends In Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society on Saturday for Firefighters for Families. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue raise money for the Friends In Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society on Saturday for Firefighters for Families. (Special to The News)
Cutline: Firefighter Derek Lowe, Capt. Chris McKee, and firefighter Noah Redfern, with Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue, will be shaking their boots for donations this Saturday for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows firefighters shaking their boots for the food bank this weekend

New, unwrapped toys for the Christmas Hamper Society will also be collected in Pitt Meadows

Cutline: Firefighter Derek Lowe, Capt. Chris McKee, and firefighter Noah Redfern, with Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue, will be shaking their boots for donations this Saturday for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Deputy chief of operations Bryan Vinje was presented with the 20 Year Federal Service medal. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
Deputy chief of operations Bryan Vinje was presented with the 20 Year Federal Service medal. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers held the diesel spill before the fuel could enter a nearby culvert, according to Chief Mike Daloise. Photo: Submitted

Semi crashes on ‘sharp, hairpin turn’ on Hwy 3, officials respond to diesel spill

Nearby section of Kettle River unaffected, says Ministry of Environment

Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers held the diesel spill before the fuel could enter a nearby culvert, according to Chief Mike Daloise. Photo: Submitted
A firefighter stands on the shoreline of the St.Lawrence River Monday, October 18, 2021, where a firefighter drowned during a rescue operation in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Montreal firefighter dead after falling into St. Lawrence River during rescue mission

Boaters in distress saved, but for an unknown reason fire department rescue boat then capsized

A firefighter stands on the shoreline of the St.Lawrence River Monday, October 18, 2021, where a firefighter drowned during a rescue operation in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Riley Jonatschick, front, who lives with muscular dystrophy, helped Pitt Meadows firefighters, from left, Carlos Campos,Brandon D’Appolonia, Jordan Boratto, Kullin Merilees, Marv Magnison, Jaswin Singhwere, raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada on Saturday. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows firefighters shake boots for those with muscular dystrophy

Raise more than $8,000 for people living with the disorder

Riley Jonatschick, front, who lives with muscular dystrophy, helped Pitt Meadows firefighters, from left, Carlos Campos,Brandon D’Appolonia, Jordan Boratto, Kullin Merilees, Marv Magnison, Jaswin Singhwere, raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada on Saturday. (Special to The News)
U.S. and Canadian officials gathered at Peace Arch Park on Sept. 11, 2020 to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks. (John Kageorge photo)

Official 9/11 ceremony at Peace Arch Park cancelled on 20th anniversary of terror attack

COVID concerns, U.S. border-closure extension quash annual tribute to victims

U.S. and Canadian officials gathered at Peace Arch Park on Sept. 11, 2020 to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks. (John Kageorge photo)
Maple Ridge fire chief Howard Exner is retiring. (The News files)

Maple Ridge fire chief set to retire

Howard Exner started as a volunteer firefighter 30 years ago

Maple Ridge fire chief Howard Exner is retiring. (The News files)
Geoff Spriggs is the new Maple Ridge deputy fire chief. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Geoff Spriggs is the new Maple Ridge deputy fire chief. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

B.C. premier, forests minister, tour White Rock Lake fire near Vernon

John Horgan joins Minister of Forests at firefighters’ camp

Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Emily Jakeway puts out a car fire with the help of her cohort at Camp Ignite. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge teen experiences first-hand the thrill of fighting fires

Camp Ignite goal is to inspire more women to become firefighters

Emily Jakeway puts out a car fire with the help of her cohort at Camp Ignite. (Special to The News)
Surrey firefighters battle a blaze at a Newton condo complex Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

‘It can quickly get out of control’: Vigilance urged when cooking food in summer heat

Firefighters still working to put out condo fire nearly 24 hours later in Surrey

Surrey firefighters battle a blaze at a Newton condo complex Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Saanich Fire Department worked hard to pull a horse from drowning in a mud bog on July 31 in Saanich. (Photo and video courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)

VIDEO: Firefighters rescue frightened horse stuck nose-deep in Vancouver Island mud bog

At the scene were a whole team of firefighters who put their heads together to rescue the filly

Saanich Fire Department worked hard to pull a horse from drowning in a mud bog on July 31 in Saanich. (Photo and video courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)
Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted
Emily Jakeway will be going to Camp Ignite in August. (Special to The News)

Female students interested in firefighting find inspiration with Camp Ignite

Maple Ridge student Emily Jakeway will be taking part in the camp

Emily Jakeway will be going to Camp Ignite in August. (Special to The News)
Surrey Fire Service battled a dock fire along the Fraser River late Friday night (June 18). It was on Musqueam Drive, near Industrial Road, around 10:45 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

VIDEO: Fire engulfs pier on Surrey side of the Fraser River

Dock has reportedly been unused for a long time

Surrey Fire Service battled a dock fire along the Fraser River late Friday night (June 18). It was on Musqueam Drive, near Industrial Road, around 10:45 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite

‘Camp Ignite’ helps young B.C. women pursue firefighting careers

This year’s camp will be on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 in Vancouver

Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite