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A deer that fell through ice in Westwood Lake got a ride to safety aboard Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s rescue boat on Tuesday, Jan. 25. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)

Deer rescued after falling through ice on Vancouver Island lake

Nanaimo Fire Rescue and B.C. Conservation Officer Service respond to incident Tuesday, Jan. 25

 

Surrey firefighters tackle a house fire on Dec. 28 at Whalley Boulevard and 105A Avenue. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)

25% of Surrey firefighters, dispatchers hit with COVID-19 since Dec. 20

Ninety-eight out of 374 firefighters and 18 full-time dispatchers have been infected

 

White Rock firefighters (left to right) Scott Pearson, Capt. Cordell Fulton, Cory McKinnon and Bira Bindra say they were happy to be there there in time to assist in delivering a premature baby girl in a Columbia Avenue residence on Jan. 11. Alex Browne photo

White Rock fire crew helps mom deliver baby at home on the floor

Emergency call for early birth welcomes city’s newest resident

 

Volunteer firefighters with North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department braved near-freezing waters to save a dog that was seen struggling for its life after falling through ice on Holden Lake in Hemer Park south of Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Dog rescued after falling through ice on lake near Nanaimo

Volunteer firefighters mount water rescue after dog seen struggling for its life in Hemer Park

Volunteer firefighters with North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department braved near-freezing waters to save a dog that was seen struggling for its life after falling through ice on Holden Lake in Hemer Park south of Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
White Rock firefighters’ annual Christmas tree chipping event takes place this Sunday (Jan. 2, 2022) in the Centennial Arena parking lot. (Aaron Hinks file photo)

White Rock firefighters’ annual tree-chipping set for Jan. 2

Fundraiser benefits local charities and the Burn Fund

White Rock firefighters’ annual Christmas tree chipping event takes place this Sunday (Jan. 2, 2022) in the Centennial Arena parking lot. (Aaron Hinks file photo)
One person was injured when a truck was hit by a train Wednesday morning (Special to Langley Advance Times)
One person was injured when a truck was hit by a train Wednesday morning (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Pony Pals Therapeutic Riding Association received a donation of $10,000 during the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society’s Seven Days of Giving. (Delta Firefighters Charitable Society/submitted photo)

Delta firefighters donate $70K over ‘Seven Days of Giving’

Seven local non-profits received $10,000 each in the days leading up to Christmas

Pony Pals Therapeutic Riding Association received a donation of $10,000 during the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society’s Seven Days of Giving. (Delta Firefighters Charitable Society/submitted photo)
Surrey firefighters responded to a garage fire Saturday (Dec. 18) evening. (Shane MacKichan photos)

VIDEO: No injuries reported after Surrey garage fire

Firefighters called to 9300-block of 148 Street on Saturday evening

Surrey firefighters responded to a garage fire Saturday (Dec. 18) evening. (Shane MacKichan photos)
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

Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers held the diesel spill before the fuel could enter a nearby culvert, according to Chief Mike Daloise. Photo: Submitted
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

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
Joshua Sloan, 27, is raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of his good friend and former teacher and running partner, Debbie Kovacs. She died from cancer in 2015. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey resident runs in honour of former teacher, running partner

Joshua Sloan had the Surrey firefighters join him for a run to Bear Creek Park from Simon Cunningham Elementary

Joshua Sloan, 27, is raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of his good friend and former teacher and running partner, Debbie Kovacs. She died from cancer in 2015. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A fire broke out in a two-storey building on the 10700-block of King George Boulevard Friday night (Oct. 8, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Fire rips through commercial, residential building in Surrey

Two-storey building in the 10700-block of King George Boulevard heavily damaged

A fire broke out in a two-storey building on the 10700-block of King George Boulevard Friday night (Oct. 8, 2021). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey Fire Service was called to a North Surrey house near Salal Place and 97 Avenue Thursday (Sept. 2, 2021) after a house was damaged by a fire from a ruptured gas line. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Fire damages North Surrey home

Crews called to the scene around 8 p.m. Thursday

Surrey Fire Service was called to a North Surrey house near Salal Place and 97 Avenue Thursday (Sept. 2, 2021) after a house was damaged by a fire from a ruptured gas line. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
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)
A crew of five Surrey firefighters left for Logan Lake on Friday to join the wildfire fight. (Photo: Surrey Fire Fighters/Twitter)

Surrey firefighters help fight wildfires in the Interior

Crew of five left for Logan Lake on Friday

A crew of five Surrey firefighters left for Logan Lake on Friday to join the wildfire fight. (Photo: Surrey Fire Fighters/Twitter)
Surrey Fire Service worked to put out a fire that damaged two mobile homes and an RV Saturday (Aug. 14, 2021) in the 12600-block of 112A Avenue. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

VIDEO: Fire damages mobile homes, RV in Surrey

It happened in the 12600-block of 112A Avenue

Surrey Fire Service worked to put out a fire that damaged two mobile homes and an RV Saturday (Aug. 14, 2021) in the 12600-block of 112A Avenue. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society is collecting donations for the roughly 80 residents who have been displaced following a fire at Canterbury Green condos in Newton. The building caught fire Tuesday evening (Aug. 3, 2021), damaging at least 20 units and burning for at least 24 hours. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey firefighters now matching up to $10K for condo fire victims

Charitable society originally matching dollar-for-dollar up to $5K; donations end today

The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society is collecting donations for the roughly 80 residents who have been displaced following a fire at Canterbury Green condos in Newton. The building caught fire Tuesday evening (Aug. 3, 2021), damaging at least 20 units and burning for at least 24 hours. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society is collecting donations for the roughly 80 residents who have been displaced following a fire at Canterbury Green condos in Newton. The building caught fire Tuesday evening (Aug. 3, 2021), damaging at least 20 units and burning for at least 24 hours. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey firefighters collecting donations after 80 people displaced in condo fire

Charitable society says some residents didn’t have insurance

The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society is collecting donations for the roughly 80 residents who have been displaced following a fire at Canterbury Green condos in Newton. The building caught fire Tuesday evening (Aug. 3, 2021), damaging at least 20 units and burning for at least 24 hours. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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)