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Aspiring firefighters got a chance to try out the Agassiz Fire Department’s hose at the Canada Day celebrations at Pioneer Park in 2019. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz Fire Department seeks recruits

Interested persons can find the application online

 

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

 

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

 

Camp Ignite director and Maple Ridge firefighter Mary Foster wants to see more female career firefighters. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge firefighting camp empowers young women

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

Camp Ignite director and Maple Ridge firefighter Mary Foster wants to see more female career firefighters. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
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)
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)
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)
Harrison Hot Springs firefighters (left to right) Sarah Fraser, Alex Maslin, Shaina Marriott and Zack Martyn stand ready to take on Climb the Wall. This year marked Harrison Hot Springs’ first event. (Sarah Fraser/Contributed Photos)

UPDATED RESULTS: Solid Climb the Wall showing for local firefighters

Agassiz, Harrison sent firefighters to Vancouver for the big event

Harrison Hot Springs firefighters (left to right) Sarah Fraser, Alex Maslin, Shaina Marriott and Zack Martyn stand ready to take on Climb the Wall. This year marked Harrison Hot Springs’ first event. (Sarah Fraser/Contributed Photos)
VIDEO: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after incident in Langley Wednesday

VIDEO: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after incident in Langley Wednesday

Condition of a bicyclist unknown after he was found in ditch off 200th Street late this afternoon

VIDEO: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after incident in Langley Wednesday
VIDEO: Body discovered in aftermath of Hope apartment fire

VIDEO: Body discovered in aftermath of Hope apartment fire

RCMP can’t confirm cause of death yet, but have ruled out foul play

VIDEO: Body discovered in aftermath of Hope apartment fire
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)
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Deer carcass strung up at Surrey fire hall prompts investigation

Investigation underway following complaint a Surrey firefighter hung a deer carcass in a fire hall

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Firefighters were trying to douse a blaze in a low-rise apartment building in Langley City’s downtown as of Friday morning. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)                                Firefighters were trying to douse a blaze in a low-rise apartment building in Langley City’s downtown as of Friday morning. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fire strikes Langley apartment building

Firefighters from the City and Township were battling the blaze

  • Nov 29, 2019
Firefighters were trying to douse a blaze in a low-rise apartment building in Langley City’s downtown as of Friday morning. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)                                Firefighters were trying to douse a blaze in a low-rise apartment building in Langley City’s downtown as of Friday morning. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Lower Mainland firefighter carrying a huge weight

Lower Mainland firefighter carrying a huge weight

Langley’s Mark Butterworth tackling Grouse Grind to raise $2,500 for mental health

  • Jul 26, 2019
Lower Mainland firefighter carrying a huge weight
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)
(Katya Slepian/Black Press)
(Katya Slepian/Black Press)