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A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)

Vehicle launched into B.C. Walmart removed following rescue of trapped workers

Crews cut new hole in parkade wall to remove vehicle safely

 

Surrey Fire Service at a garage fire in the 14400-block of 82A Ave on March 22, 2021. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

‘Perfect storm’ of variants, increasing COVID cases are concerning for Surrey fire chief

Between police and fire, Larry Thomas said there are 8 confirmed cases, 18 others isolating

 

Surrey Fire Service is on scene of a fire in the 12300-block of 72A Avenue Saturday morning (April 10). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey crews on scene of house fire

It happened in the 12300-block of 72A Avenue

 

Maple Ridge firefighters were called to a house fire in the 11900 block of Stephens Street on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 around 9 p.m., where they discovered a woman and her dog deceased in the home. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge firefighters were called to a house fire in the 11900 block of Stephens Street on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 around 9 p.m., where they discovered a woman and her dog deceased in the home. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to The News)
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)
A Grade 8 class at L.A. Matheson Secondary. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

COVID-19 vaccine priority groups alleviate concerns for Surrey frontline workers

Essential workers still waiting to find out specific details

A Grade 8 class at L.A. Matheson Secondary. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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)
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)
Surrey firefighters quickly knocked down a fire in a Whalley home near 128th Street and 100th Avenue late Friday evening (Feb. 5, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Fire damages Surrey home, but smoke alarms ‘absolutely’ saved residents’ lives

Incident happened near 128th Street and 100th Avenue Friday night

Surrey firefighters quickly knocked down a fire in a Whalley home near 128th Street and 100th Avenue late Friday evening (Feb. 5, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Members of the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society picked up their new van from Mainland Ford in Surrey Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2021) after the society’s old van was stolen and damaged. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)

After thrift store van stolen and damaged, Surrey dealership helps out firefighters’ charitable society

The Community Thrift Store van was stolen in South Surrey in December

Members of the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society picked up their new van from Mainland Ford in Surrey Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2021) after the society’s old van was stolen and damaged. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)
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)
White Rock’s fire chief says a Jan. 21 kitchen fire in a third-floor apartment was a close call. (Garry Wolgemuth photo)

White Rock kitchen fire a ‘close call’

Fire chief says incident is reminder to not use stovetop as storage space

White Rock’s fire chief says a Jan. 21 kitchen fire in a third-floor apartment was a close call. (Garry Wolgemuth photo)
Surrey Fire Service on scene at a fire in the 9900-block of 121st Street Thursday morning (Jan. 14, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Fire damages Surrey home

House is in the 9900-block of 121st Street

Surrey Fire Service on scene at a fire in the 9900-block of 121st Street Thursday morning (Jan. 14, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Portable toilets behind one of the Miramar Village towers were set ablaze around 8:45 p.m. on New Year's Eve. (Linda Taddei photo)

Portable-toilet fires under investigation in White Rock

Firefighters called to second blaze while they were busy dousing the first: deputy chief

Portable toilets behind one of the Miramar Village towers were set ablaze around 8:45 p.m. on New Year's Eve. (Linda Taddei photo)
Surrey Fire Service, BC Ambulance Service and Surrey RCMP were on scene in the 13600-block of 94A Avenue in Whalley Wednesday after a man reportedly fell into a creek and had to be rescued. A Black Press Media freelancer said the man was in “grave condition” after being rescued. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Man suffering from ‘severe hypothermia’ after fall into Surrey creek

Incident happened in the 13600-block of 94A Avenue, near Surrey Memorial Hospital

Surrey Fire Service, BC Ambulance Service and Surrey RCMP were on scene in the 13600-block of 94A Avenue in Whalley Wednesday after a man reportedly fell into a creek and had to be rescued. A Black Press Media freelancer said the man was in “grave condition” after being rescued. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
The Community Thrift Store, a partnership between the Surrey Hospice Society and the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society, in Newton has taken another blow. The store’s van, which transports donations, was stolen from Fire Hall 17 in South Surrey on Dec. 29, 2020. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)

Theft of Surrey firefighters’ thrift store van ‘disheartening’

Vehicle recovered, but charitable society vice-president says it wasn’t driveable

The Community Thrift Store, a partnership between the Surrey Hospice Society and the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society, in Newton has taken another blow. The store’s van, which transports donations, was stolen from Fire Hall 17 in South Surrey on Dec. 29, 2020. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)
White Rock firefighters collect Christmas trees at a 2018 tree chipping event. (File photo)

White Rock firefighters to host tree chipping event Jan. 3

Proceeds to be allocated to BC Burn Fund, local charities

White Rock firefighters collect Christmas trees at a 2018 tree chipping event. (File photo)
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)
Representatives from the Delta Firefighters’ Charitable Society and local retailers present cheques for $5,000 to Priscilla Belonio from WINGS - Azure Place and Wayne Connorton from the South Delta Starfish Pack program, proceeds from the society’s “We’re in this Together” t-shirt campaign. (Dave Mason/contributed photo)

Delta firefighters t-shirt campaign raises over $11,000

Funds donated to Azure Place transition house, South Delta Starfish Pack program

Representatives from the Delta Firefighters’ Charitable Society and local retailers present cheques for $5,000 to Priscilla Belonio from WINGS - Azure Place and Wayne Connorton from the South Delta Starfish Pack program, proceeds from the society’s “We’re in this Together” t-shirt campaign. (Dave Mason/contributed photo)
Delta Fire unveiled its new mascot, Flash, this week at North Delta’s Cougar Canyon Elementary School with Grade 2 student Theo Wong, who won pizza for his entire class for submitting the mascot’s name. (Submitted photo)

PHOTOS: Delta fire debuts new mascot

‘Flash’ presented a class at North Delta’s Cougar Canyon Elementary with a pizza lunch

Delta Fire unveiled its new mascot, Flash, this week at North Delta’s Cougar Canyon Elementary School with Grade 2 student Theo Wong, who won pizza for his entire class for submitting the mascot’s name. (Submitted photo)