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One person has reportedly died in a mobile trailer fire that broke out early January in Hope. (Google Maps)

Firefighters discover human remains following trailer fire in Hope

Fire department says person was said to be home in the evening prior to early-morning blaze

 

A fire at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning has killed several animals, according to the society’s social media posts. (Urban Safari Rescue Society/Facebook photo)

Fire kills ‘many’ animals at Urban Safari Rescue Society Saturday morning in South Surrey

Exotic animal rescue’s social media notes business is closed, bookings cancelled

 

A BNSF train was stopped for nearly three hours on Saturday, blocking access in and out of Crescent Beach. (Don Pitcairn photo)

BNSF train blocks access in and out of Crescent Beach Saturday

South Surrey neighbourhood residents stuck for nearly 3 hours with train stoppage

 

Kirby Booker puts out a grass fire. (Karen Powell file photo)

Female firefighters extinguishing stereotypes in B.C.’s cariboo

Barb Bachmeier got her start on the fire brigades in Barkerville and Wells in 1994

Kirby Booker puts out a grass fire. (Karen Powell file photo)
Kelowna Fire Department on the ice at Kelowna Golf and Country Club for cold water training on Jan. 5, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Black Press reporter takes the plunge with firefighters for cold water training

Kelowna Fire Department renews skills with annual training

  • Jan 5, 2023
Kelowna Fire Department on the ice at Kelowna Golf and Country Club for cold water training on Jan. 5, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
White Rock Firefighters Charity Association hosted its annual tree chipping event at Centennial Arena Monday, Jan. 2. Chipping is by donation, with proceeds raised going toward a variety of charitable causes. (Tricia Weel photo)

Tree chipping event at Centennial Arena in White Rock busy Monday (Jan. 2)

Plenty of Peninsula residents said ‘bye’ to their real Christmas trees and also helped support local charities

White Rock Firefighters Charity Association hosted its annual tree chipping event at Centennial Arena Monday, Jan. 2. Chipping is by donation, with proceeds raised going toward a variety of charitable causes. (Tricia Weel photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue

It’s a girl! Firefighters deliver Vernon baby

Mother and newborn are doing well following emergency labour

Vernon Fire Rescue
Santa Claus arrived by fire truck at the Tong Louie YMCA in Surrey on Sunday, to help the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society hand out presents at their annual Adopt a Family event. (Tricia Weel photo)

VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives by fire truck at Surrey’s Tong Louie YMCA Sunday

Jolly Old Elf on hand to help Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society at Christmas event

Santa Claus arrived by fire truck at the Tong Louie YMCA in Surrey on Sunday, to help the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society hand out presents at their annual Adopt a Family event. (Tricia Weel photo)
It was a busy, snowy Sunday morning for first responders in Surrey, with 7 to 8 vehicles involved in a collision scene in the 9200 block of 176 Street in Surrey around 7:30 a.m. (Shane MacKichan photos)

VIDEO: No major injuries after 7-8 vehicles involved in collision scene

Busy snowy Sunday morning for Surrey first responders

It was a busy, snowy Sunday morning for first responders in Surrey, with 7 to 8 vehicles involved in a collision scene in the 9200 block of 176 Street in Surrey around 7:30 a.m. (Shane MacKichan photos)
Surrey fire crews responded to fire alarms ringing in the 3500 block of 194th Street Sunday (Dec. 11) at Campbell Heights industrial park shortly after noon and put out a small fire. (Curtis Kreklau photos)

Surrey fire crews make quick work of Campbell Heights industrial park fire

Small blaze that blaze caused smoke, alarms contained inside closed business

Surrey fire crews responded to fire alarms ringing in the 3500 block of 194th Street Sunday (Dec. 11) at Campbell Heights industrial park shortly after noon and put out a small fire. (Curtis Kreklau photos)
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

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)
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’

Firefighters from the Malakwa Fire Department and others from the Shuswap participate in a live-burn training exercise. (File Photo)
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

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)
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
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Survey says 87% of Surrey residents want more firefighters hired

‘We’ve been on the back-burner for a while now,’ says Saverio Lattanzio, president of the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Association

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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)
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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

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Members of the Surrey Firefighters’ Charitable Society stand with Jen (Grelish) Temple of the Gary and Gail Grelish Foundation and Steve Lewarne from Kwantlen Polytechnic University after the foundation donated $30,000 to “Ignite A Dream,” the charitable society’s fundraising initiative. (Photo submitted)
Members of the Surrey Firefighters’ Charitable Society stand with Jen (Grelish) Temple of the Gary and Gail Grelish Foundation and Steve Lewarne from Kwantlen Polytechnic University after the foundation donated $30,000 to “Ignite A Dream,” the charitable society’s fundraising initiative. (Photo submitted)
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