Please follow the COVID-19 Guideline. Social Distancing (2m), and wear a mask in crowded gatherings Seniors Stay at Home BC Covid-19
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing policies recommended by the Province of BC, the Gun Lake Fire Protection Society will be suspending all in-person Society activities until theses recommendations have been lifted by the Province. The Society will continue operating to respond to wildfire and work with BC Wildfire as required. However, our personnel and responders will be operating under either the specific guidelines of BC Wildfire where appropriate, or under the guidelines of the Gun Lake Fire Protection Society Fire Chief. Some of these guidelines include:
As BC moves to Phase III of it’s approach to reopening, and is allowing specific sectors and activities within the phases to open when evidence indicates it is appropriate, and protocols and guidance are in place for them to do so safely, the Gun Lake Fire Protection Society will begin to move forward in accordance with these guidelines. At this point, we will be re-starting limited activities, including Firehall Sundays. However, all guidelines and protocols for in-person activities, including physical distancing, will remain in place.
Not a fire but a medical rescue
A minimum of a chemical extinguisher (2A 10B C rated) or a compound of water AFFF fire fighting foam extinguisher(3A 21B C rated) should be available for kitchen fires and it is recommended that a second extinguisher be available in or near sleep quarters to aid in escaping from a cabin fire.
Do you have your fire pump set up and tested? Do it now don't wait for a fire!
This year we were finally able to replace our 20 plus year old fire hose with much needed new equipment. Each year we continue to expand and upgrade our equipment to better serve the Gun Lake community.
Photo credit to Sheila Macdonald and Norris Girling
Thanks also to all the generous contributors who provided the funding for fire truck, which made it possible for Gun Lake Fire to respond to the truck fire and prevent fire from spreading into the forest.
Again to all of you who volunteer for standby and call
Suggest to your neighbours and friends to also volunteer. Volunteers are our only source of man power help. There can be income tax benefits.
Helicopters owners Ernst and Alison Maas made the GLFPS a HUGE deal! Included
the deal are 4 base station radios, 2 Garmin 60CSx GPS, 2 spine boards, 2 basket stretchers and a
2 first aid kit including C collars, oxygen kit and spider straps.
It's nice to have friends in high places.
You know who you are, and we know too. Without your help, we wouldn't be where we are today. Thank you for all the hours you put in helping to build the fire building.
|Signal Systems||Gerry Mey|
|Transwest Helicopters||Don Humble|
|Builders World||Bud & Clair McStay|
|Acklands Grainger||Claude Chardonnens|
|Sherine Industries||Anna Vostrova|
|Jordan Litke, Polaris Land Surveying Inc||John Rose|
|Doug Enstrom, D. Engstrom Electrical Ltd.||Al Leighton|
|Ken Archer, Top Gun Towing||Dale Hull|
Covid-19 and Wildfires