Events        2020

Spring 2020

A different kind of fight COVID-19

Please follow the COVID-19 Guideline. Social Distancing (2m), and wear a mask in crowded gatherings Seniors Stay at Home BC Covid-19

Dr. Henry's Good time guide

A message from our President and Firechief

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:

  • Ensuring all personal utilize appropriate protective equipment and follow all procedures directed by the Fire Chief,
  • Maintaining six feet of distance for initial fire assessment, and whenever possible during wildfire operations.

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.

BC's Restart Plan
See here for full details
Restart Plan
BC Restart Plan

Incidents and Info        2020

Aug 07, 2020
GLFPS was telephoned and requested to respond to a spa fire on the east side of Gun Lake
About 12 members responded and attended the fire site at the request of the owner. The owner had successfully put out the fire prior to our arrival. GLFPS assisted the owner in ensuring the fire was totally out before standing down.
Aug 03, 2020
Fire K70892 at Fryberg Rec Site Tyaughton Lake
A small fire has been identified at Tyaughton Lake
Now out
Jun 29, 2020
2020 GLFPS First Incident

Not a fire but a medical rescue

Training Courses & Notices

TBA
For GLFPS Members: S100 Basic Firefighting - Recertification ever 5 years
Contact GLFPS Here
Online this year ... details to come
For GLFPS Members: S100A Basic Firefighting - Annual
Contact GLFPS Here
Gun Lake Area Info
Gun Lake specific information: Minutes, Evacuation, Logging, Shooting, Bug infestation, SLRD, and more.... See it Here
Firesmart Info
Information: to protect your property from wildfire and more...
See Here
and ...
See here FireSmart Canada for homeowners site

Fire Season Info and Bans       

Kamloops district

Cabin Fires       Are You Prepared;
Do You Have a kitchen and bedroom fire extinguisher and a fire pump?

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!

New Equipment

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.

Fire Truck
1991 Ford F600 Fire Truck
Trailer Training
2017 August Training at Fire Hall
Fire Truck Training
2017 Training at boat launch
Truck Training
2017 Working the pumps
Training Exercise
2020 Training Exercise at 2013 Lighting Strike Site
Training Exercise
2020 Training Exercise at 2013 Lighting Strike Site

Photo credit to Sheila Macdonald and Norris Girling

Thanks to Friends, Volunteers and Contributors

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 out, Thank You!

Suggest to your neighbours and friends to also volunteer. Volunteers are our only source of man power help. There can be income tax benefits.



Covid-19 Info

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BC Government News

Covid-19 and Wildfires

Covid-19 and Wildfires Info

Wildfire smoke has immediate harmful health effects

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