firefighters

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)
Some of what promises to be one of Climb the Wall 2020’s largest regional firefighter teams. Front row left to right, Chilliwack Firefighters: Jared Weins, Bruce Tupling, Jake Hunter (Climb Team Captain 2020), Darren Callaghan, and Jenny Ballam. Back row left to right, Cultus Lake Firefighters: Jeff Boychuk (Climb Team Captain 2020), Cory Helmer, Shane Taylor, Cody Helmer and Justin Adams.

Chilliwack and Cultus Lake firefighters to ‘Climb the Wall’ for Connor

Local climbers to honour young colleague who died in December at annual BC Lung Association event

  • Feb 5, 2020
Some of what promises to be one of Climb the Wall 2020’s largest regional firefighter teams. Front row left to right, Chilliwack Firefighters: Jared Weins, Bruce Tupling, Jake Hunter (Climb Team Captain 2020), Darren Callaghan, and Jenny Ballam. Back row left to right, Cultus Lake Firefighters: Jeff Boychuk (Climb Team Captain 2020), Cory Helmer, Shane Taylor, Cody Helmer and Justin Adams.
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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)