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Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers and BC Emergency Health Services paramedics assess a car badly damaged in a roadside collision near Rock Creek Sunday, Nov. 21. Photo: Submitted

Midway firefighters use jaws of life in Hwy 3 crashes

Three people taken to hospital with undetermined injuries

 

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

Midway Fire and Rescue, YRB contain diesel spill on Hwy 3

Nearby section of Kettle River unaffected, says Ministry of Environment

 

Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times

Crews called to fire at recycling plant in outskirts of Trail

Firefighters were called to Retriev Technologies Monday night

 

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Greenwood fire dept. to host Halloween fundraiser

Participants are asked to make donations to Boundary cat shelter, food bank, as well as the department

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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
No one was hurt when this single-engine Cessna overshot the runway along the Canada-U.S. border Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo: Submitted

American plane makes hard landing near Christina Lake

Christina Lake Fire Rescue makes quick response on Cascade side of Canada-U.S. border

No one was hurt when this single-engine Cessna overshot the runway along the Canada-U.S. border Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo: Submitted
Tamara Lovett lights up the engine bay with her beaming smile during a September 2020 practice. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Women firefighters of the Boundary series: Midway

From 911 calls to Santa runs, Tamara Lovett is glad she joined

Tamara Lovett lights up the engine bay with her beaming smile during a September 2020 practice. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Gas peels off a specially designed tank carrying liquid nitrogen. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue

No danger to Highway 3 travellers after liquid nitrogen tank lets off gas

Truck driver hauling the cold stuff had done everything by the book, says Midway fire chief

Gas peels off a specially designed tank carrying liquid nitrogen. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue
Fire Chief George Seigler smiles for the camera outside Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Station 354. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Chief Seigler to leave Grand Forks fire dept.

Seigler is headed for a new posting closer to his family

Fire Chief George Seigler smiles for the camera outside Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Station 354. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Dale Heriot ran Grand Forks Fire/Rescue for seven years starting in the spring of 2012. Heriot is pictured on Spencer Hill Friday, Sept. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Former Grand Forks fire chief resolves lawsuit against city

The lawsuit was scheduled to go before the Supreme Court of BC this fall

Dale Heriot ran Grand Forks Fire/Rescue for seven years starting in the spring of 2012. Heriot is pictured on Spencer Hill Friday, Sept. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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)
Grand Forks Fire and Rescue (Black Press Media files)

Grand Forks city hall to bill property owners for fire department’s time

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue attended a ‘suspicious’ fire at 9385 Granby Rd. last weekend

Grand Forks Fire and Rescue (Black Press Media files)
Kids lines up for Finely Kamigochi’s lemonade stand Saturday, Aug. 7. Photo courtesy of Cam Kamigochi

Adorable little girl raises money for Midway fire dept.

The department honoured five-year-old Finley Kamigochi at a special presentation this week

Kids lines up for Finely Kamigochi’s lemonade stand Saturday, Aug. 7. Photo courtesy of Cam Kamigochi
A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted

House fire threatens West Boundary community

The fire consumed a family home, but didn’t spread to nearby brush

A fire early Wednesday, Aug. 4, destroyed this family home in Westbridge. Photo: Submitted
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)
A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue tanker sits on the south side of Highway 3, near Gilpin Creek Forest Service Road while volunteer fire fighters put water on a small 'hot spot' on the slope below. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out ‘hot spot’ at scene of grass fire

Sunday night’s visit was a routine response, says Dep. Fire Chief

A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue tanker sits on the south side of Highway 3, near Gilpin Creek Forest Service Road while volunteer fire fighters put water on a small 'hot spot' on the slope below. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A fireball erupts above a grass fire on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Christina Lake Wednesday afternoon, July 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters put out grass fire east of Grand Forks

Cause of Wednesday’s fire remains under ivestigation

A fireball erupts above a grass fire on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Christina Lake Wednesday afternoon, July 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Firefighters from Midway Fire and Rescue and the BC Wildfire Service join Vaagen staff in putting out a small hog fuel fire at the mill Sunday evening, July. 25. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters, staff put out repeat fire at Midway sawmill

Sunday’s fire marks the second time this month that hog fuel has self-ignited at Vaagen Fibre

Firefighters from Midway Fire and Rescue and the BC Wildfire Service join Vaagen staff in putting out a small hog fuel fire at the mill Sunday evening, July. 25. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A smashed up truck was all that came out of Friday's rumour of a wildfire in the West Boundary. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue

Stick to the facts when it comes to wildfires, says Midway Fire Chief

A social media post last week wrongly stated that a wildfire was burning in the West Boundary

A smashed up truck was all that came out of Friday's rumour of a wildfire in the West Boundary. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue
Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers put out a vehicle fire near Mill Beach on July 9. Photo: Submitted

Midway fire department has busy week

Volunteer firefighters responded to several incidents starting July 9

Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers put out a vehicle fire near Mill Beach on July 9. Photo: Submitted