According to reports, the brigade responded quickly with a good volunteer turnout and the newly acquired Gun Lake Fire truck. The fire was attacked with water from the truck tank and several fire extinguishers. The brigade was able to successfully extinguish the fire preventing it from spreading into the forest on the side of the road. No injuries were reported, but unfortunately the truck appeared to be a total right off.
Considering the dryness of the forest this year, we were extremely lucky. See history page for more images.
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 this truck fire and prevent fire from spreading into the forest.
Al is now do our S100A and S100 courses.
The S100A is being done as a practical course lasting about 2 hours with small groups.
Do your S100a re-certification on-line!
Course is open May 1-31.
For those who have to renew their S100, we have until the end of the year to complete the course. The course will be scheduled sometime later this summer, stay tune in. When the time has been scheduled it will be posted here.
What do you do if you live in a shoe?
Save all your loot and throw it in the Boot!
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.
To all of you who volunteer for standby and call out, Thank You!
Transwest Helicopters owners Ernst and Alison Maas made the GLFPS a HUGE deal! Included in the deal are 4 base station radios, 2 Garmin 60CSx GPS, 2 spine boards, 2 basket stretchers and a level 2 first aid kit including C collars, oxygen kit and spider straps. Thanks, Transwest. 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|