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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

 

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

 

Chilliwack River Valley volunteer firefighters on the ground fighting one of the many wildfires that blazed through B.C. this summer. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack River Valley firefighters battle some of B.C.’s biggest wildfires

Volunteer firefighters contributed to efforts in Lytton and White Rock Lake during a busy summer

 

Fire at the Newmark Apartments on Victor Street in Chilliwack on Sept. 3, 2021. Warning: Video contains coarse language. (Randall Gallagher photo)

UPDATE w/ VIDEOS: Serious apartment fire downtown Chilliwack

Newmark blaze started in first floor up to fourth floor by 3:30 p.m.

Fire at the Newmark Apartments on Victor Street in Chilliwack on Sept. 3, 2021. Warning: Video contains coarse language. (Randall Gallagher photo)
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)
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)
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
Left to right: Cassidy Haglund, McKenna Albisser and Kathleen Kwong picked up turn-out gear at Chilliwack Fire Hall 1 on Tuesday, July 20 as they get ready to participate in Camp Ignite 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack teenagers gear up for Camp Ignite

Over 2 days, they’ll learn all aspects of firefighting, and potentially opt to pursue it as a career

Left to right: Cassidy Haglund, McKenna Albisser and Kathleen Kwong picked up turn-out gear at Chilliwack Fire Hall 1 on Tuesday, July 20 as they get ready to participate in Camp Ignite 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
During POC recruit camp, candidates learn to become proficient in ladders, ropes and knots and a whole lot more. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack Fire Department recruiting paid on-call firefighters

Chosen candidates will go through POC camp, learning about fire behaviour, water supply and more

During POC recruit camp, candidates learn to become proficient in ladders, ropes and knots and a whole lot more. (Black Press file photo)
Chilliwack Fire Department.

Alert passers-by help firefighters knock out Chilliwack apartment fire

Forty five firefighters were dispatched to a small blaze caused by discarded smoking materials

Chilliwack Fire Department.
General manager Margaret Kostrzewa and chef Ben Borthwick of Crystal Ridge Manor, hand burgers to Fraser Health workers Debbie White (right) and Nicole Johnston during a thank-you barbecue for healthcare workers outside the seniors residence on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘A big thank you’: Chilliwack retirement home to host free barbecue for police, firefighters

‘They deserve a bravery award just for the fact they’ve done so much,’ says Crystal Ridge Manor manager

General manager Margaret Kostrzewa and chef Ben Borthwick of Crystal Ridge Manor, hand burgers to Fraser Health workers Debbie White (right) and Nicole Johnston during a thank-you barbecue for healthcare workers outside the seniors residence on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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
Firefighters had to work quickly when this red Mustang convertible caught fire mere metres from a bank of gas pumps at the Popkum Esso. (Paul Henderson photo)

Popkum firefighters work fast when Mustang catches fire near Esso gas pumps

Car was fully involved and parked just metres from a bank of pumps

Firefighters had to work quickly when this red Mustang convertible caught fire mere metres from a bank of gas pumps at the Popkum Esso. (Paul Henderson photo)
Firefighters carry equipment from the scene of Monday’s Willoughby fire. The April 19, 2021 blaze turned the Alexander Square development at the corner of 208th Street and 80th Avenue to rubble. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Fire: The aftermath of the inferno

The scene remains active as investigators work to determine a cause

Firefighters carry equipment from the scene of Monday’s Willoughby fire. The April 19, 2021 blaze turned the Alexander Square development at the corner of 208th Street and 80th Avenue to rubble. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Structural firefighter Ken Barwich sits on a mountain overlooking Hope and the Fraser River, in a new safety video that promotes the simple steps to take around your yard and home to protect it from forest fires. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Hope featured in B.C. fire safety video for homeowners

Simple steps can protect a home from being lost in a forest fire, says B.C. FireSmart

Structural firefighter Ken Barwich sits on a mountain overlooking Hope and the Fraser River, in a new safety video that promotes the simple steps to take around your yard and home to protect it from forest fires. (Screenshot)
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

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)
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)