New: This webinar was held in order to provide local governments, First Nations, Neighbourhood Champions, Fire Departments, Community FireSmart and Resiliency Committee members and Local FireSmart Representatives with the tools and know-how to create their own FireSmart communication channels and materials.
New: Have you ever wondered what Structure Protection
do when wildfires threaten communities?
This is a must watch video!
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 and/or a third 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!
Susan Dixon held a garage sale on the Labour Day weekend with all the proceeds going to Gun Lake Fire. I am very happy to say that she donated $180 to the cause!
Bob Chow has kindly offered GLFPS his communications tower for use as a hose drying tower.
Jenny James for a big donation to GLFPS. The donation was a thank you to GLF in particular our Chief Al, being lucky enough to pull her dog Ruby out of a hole in the ice in Rose Bay.
John Courchesne for providing Al a reduced price for a 3 day Buckerman's course. Saving was significant and now GLFPS has two qualified buckers.
Kevin Knox of KustomKreations who built GLF a great brush deflector for the basket stretcher on the top of the Fire Truck.
Dec 2020 - A nice surprise from our district rep Sal DeMare. A contribution from the SLRD Area A "Appreciation Fund". Thank You!
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
Suggest to your neighbours and friends to also volunteer. Volunteers are our only source of man power help. There can be income tax benefits. You all can contribute, it can be a small or large amount, it is totally up to you.
Even if you are only at the lake for a week or two during the summer, you can help. So please join!
In the event of another fire, we are it (GLF), there is no one else!
To be able to help fight a fire until Forestry arrive
several hours or a days), you must be trained and have taken the S100 course (its free with a bit your
It is required by the Government to be cover by Worker Compensation, as GLF works under BC Forestry.
There was a lot of work went into the facility, and this was just near the start of it back in May of 2013! Lots of volunteer time went into making it happen back then. Thanks to all the volunteers!
Gun Lake Fire Protection Society Fire Hall start with Sal DeMare, Al Leighton and 2 others on May 11, 2013.
Less we not forget all the hard work of Gun Lake volunteers, it appears construction was started in 2012 with the excavation of the site, after many years of negotiation with the SLRD for a site.
The build is on! Yes, we have actually started filling the trenches that were excavated last year (2012).
Now, this giant leap forward could not have been done without the help of some local businesses. So thanks go out to Ken Archer at Top Gun Towing for hauling in our first load of supplies and Scott Holden for lending us his tamper. Not to mention Mike Jensen for keeping us level with the use of his transit. There was also the crew Dave, Sal, Sheila, John and, of course, Troy who really lightened the load. Many thanks again to all who kicked in and remember to support those businesses that support us.
Photo credit to Sheila Macdonald and Norris Girling
In 2020, we were finally able to replace our 20 plus year old fire hose with much needed new hose. Each year we continue to expand and upgrade our equipment to better serve the Gun Lake community.
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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|
Also a CNTL-F5 to refresh the cache.
Gun Lake's patterns
Covid-19 and Wildfires
App Reference guide is on this page Here