firefighters

A child prepares to hurl his pumpkin from the top of the Vernon fire department tower at Vernon Fire Rescue Services’ first pumpkin drop event Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Pumpkins go splat at Vernon fire department

Vernon Fire Rescue Services held its first pumpkin drop event Saturday

A child prepares to hurl his pumpkin from the top of the Vernon fire department tower at Vernon Fire Rescue Services’ first pumpkin drop event Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Big White Fire Department (bigwhitefire.com)

You can’t bunk here: Big White Fire Department clarifies rental scam

The department says someone is using their address for a property rental ad

Big White Fire Department (bigwhitefire.com)
Kelowna Fire Hall No. 1 crews provide educational demonstration. (Photo/Gary Barnes/Captial News)

Fire on Enterprise Way in Kelowna had educational purpose

The ‘blaze’ was reported at 2255 Enterprise Way

Kelowna Fire Hall No. 1 crews provide educational demonstration. (Photo/Gary Barnes/Captial News)
Smoke seen from Peachland controlled burn (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

REMINDER: Smoke seen in Kelowna from Peachland is planned

There is a controlled burn scheduled in Peachland this week

Smoke seen from Peachland controlled burn (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Black smoke billows from a mobile home in Oyama on Oct. 26. (Scott Polie/Facebook)

Mobile home fully engulfed in flames in Lake Country

Emergency services called just after 3:30p.m. on Oct. 26

Black smoke billows from a mobile home in Oyama on Oct. 26. (Scott Polie/Facebook)
A statement from Kelowna Professional Firefighters Association says “we support those who support us.” (Photo/KPFA Facebook)

Kelowna Firefighters Association spotlights candidates for council

Kelowna Professional Firefighters Association endorses one for mayor and seven for council

A statement from Kelowna Professional Firefighters Association says “we support those who support us.” (Photo/KPFA Facebook)
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
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)
Image: RCMP logo

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

Image: RCMP logo
The 2022 Aerial Firefighting Conference was held at the KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

First big event at Centre for Excellence in Kelowna talks aerial firefighting

Kelowna company SKYTRAC was one of the featured businesses

The 2022 Aerial Firefighting Conference was held at the KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Stove fire brings out emergency crews in Kelowna

Called out around 3p.m. on Sept. 16

(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
The District of Peachland’s current fire hall is too small to accommodate all vehicles and equipment. (Photo/District of Peachland)

Referendum coming for proposed Peachland protective services building

Residents being asked to support the borrowing of up to $17.5M for new building

The District of Peachland’s current fire hall is too small to accommodate all vehicles and equipment. (Photo/District of Peachland)
Lake Country firefighters gathered in Ottawa for the 2022 Canadian Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend where Karl Featherstone was honoured for his service before passing away in October 2020 (Contributed)

Lake Country firefighter has name engraved on memorial wall

Karl Featherstone’s family received a memorial helmet for his service

Lake Country firefighters gathered in Ottawa for the 2022 Canadian Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend where Karl Featherstone was honoured for his service before passing away in October 2020 (Contributed)
A Penticton firefighter demonstrates what not to do at their charity dodgeball tournament on Sept. 17. (PFD - Instagram)

Get ready to dodge some balls with Penticton Fire Department’s charity tournament

The dodgeball games will be held at Gyro Park all day Sept. 17

A Penticton firefighter demonstrates what not to do at their charity dodgeball tournament on Sept. 17. (PFD - Instagram)
A fire broke out at an abandoned building in Rutland on Sept. 14. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Fire breaks out at abandoned home in Kelowna’s Rutland neighbourhood

Reports of squatters recently in building

A fire broke out at an abandoned building in Rutland on Sept. 14. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Firefighters and civilians in Kelowna marched up Knox Mountain on Sept. 11, 2022 to mark the 21st anniversary of the twin towers terror attack (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Remembering the firefighters lost in 9/11 attacks by climbing Kelowna’s Knox Mountain

Firefighters climbed in full gear, adding an extra 60 pounds of equipment

Firefighters and civilians in Kelowna marched up Knox Mountain on Sept. 11, 2022 to mark the 21st anniversary of the twin towers terror attack (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
The last segment of the the Combined Timed Activity or CTA on Aug. 30 for the four fire halls which make up the Salmon Arm Fire Department included firing a hose in order to knock a cone off a bucket. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm firefighters hone skills, race other halls, do ‘incredible job’

Fire Chief Brad Shirley compliments everyone who took part in timed skills contest

The last segment of the the Combined Timed Activity or CTA on Aug. 30 for the four fire halls which make up the Salmon Arm Fire Department included firing a hose in order to knock a cone off a bucket. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
The historic Warren House on Lakeshore Drive became engulfed in flames and quickly was destroyed by fire on March 7. The Penticton Fire Department has to respond quickly to fires like this one, as well as medical calls, motor vehicle incidents and a range of other emergencies that wear on the firefighters. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Penticton firefighters understaffed and facing burnout: Union

The department currently has 36 staff on the payroll, out of a minimum goal of 40

The historic Warren House on Lakeshore Drive became engulfed in flames and quickly was destroyed by fire on March 7. The Penticton Fire Department has to respond quickly to fires like this one, as well as medical calls, motor vehicle incidents and a range of other emergencies that wear on the firefighters. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
The community of Peachland is outgrowing its downtown fire hall. (Photo/Peachland Fire & Rescue Service Facebook)

Peachland council to decide on borrowing millions for new fire hall

A staff report recommends minimizing the tax impact on residents as much as possible

The community of Peachland is outgrowing its downtown fire hall. (Photo/Peachland Fire & Rescue Service Facebook)
Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Do not take selfies at an active fire scene, urges Oliver Fire Department

Fire crews were slowed getting through traffic to put out an RV on fire

Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)