Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department holds AGM in style

The GVFD and other community groups using space upstairs in the fire hall are enjoying a fresh coat of paint throughout.

Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department hosts AGM in their newly painted meeting room.

The smell of fresh paint was in the air as the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) held their annual general meeting in a newly refurbished hall last Sunday morning.

The upstairs of the hall has been given a huge makeover by the volunteers.

There are now separate offices for not only the fire department, but also city works foreman Randy Smith, the Greenwood Legacy Group Recreation Commission and Santa’s Helpers.

The second floor was painted throughout and new flooring (compliments of Shilo Freer) was installed in the fire department crew room and the public works foreman’s office.

Elected as officers for the coming year are:

Chief Roy Terashita – returned by acclamation

Deputy Chief Dean Higashi – elected by acclamation

Assistant Chief Wayne Durban – returned by acclamation

Treasurer Mark Seymour – elected by acclamation

Secretary Diane Lapalme – elected by acclamation

Training Officer Rob Smith – returned by acclamation

Safety Officer Liz Mann – returned by acclamation

First Responder training is proceeding for both the GVFD and West Boundary Highway Rescue.

It was suggested that those residents covered by the Greenwood fire department, both in the city and under the agreement with the regional district, ensure that their driveways are plowed wide enough to allow access by the fire truck.

Another recommendation was that those with long driveways place their house numbers near the end of their driveway so it will be easier for emergency crews to identify the property.

In 2013 there was a total of 73 calls- 19 for fire, 10 for motor vehicle accidents and 44 First Responder call outs.

 

Just Posted

BCSS graduates off to new adventures

The BCSS Class of 2019 is the 50th cohort of Grade 12s from the school

Bunkhouse opens at Midway museum

Operators expect the nightly fee to be around $30

Chamber of commerce adjusts course after 2018 overspend

Businesses have already seen support this year from a downtown revitalization expert

Midway seniors voice hopes, fears for aging in village

The village will host another public forum on aging on July 17

Category 3 fires to be prohibited in Southeast Fire District

The prohibition will take effect at noon on Wednesday, June 12

VIDEO: Trans Mountain expansion project gets green light, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon

MPs hear retired B.C. nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

Horgan says he’ll still defend B.C. coast after second Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, one B.C. First Nation has announced plans for a legal challenge

Demonstrators on either side of Trans Mountain debate clash in Vancouver

Crowd heard from member of Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51% of expansion project

Police investigating fatal collision near Grave Lake

Grave Lake is located approximately halfway between Sparwood and Elkford

Grieving B.C. mom hopes Facebook message leads to new investigation into son’s Surrey homicide

Criminal Justice Branch didn’t lay charges, concluding no substantial likelihood of murder or manslaughter conviction

B.C.’s measles vaccination program gains traction in May

More than 15,000 doses of the MMR vaccine has been administered across the province

B.C. farmers concerned Agricultural Land Reserve changes choking their livelihood

Dozens voice concerns at special meeting hosted on Vancouver Island

UPDATE: Two-year-old involved in Chilliwack pool drowning has died

Toddler was reported to not be breathing as air ambulance called out Thursday afternoon

Most Read