Bans 2018

May 15, 2018
Open burning prohibited See here for BC burning restrictions
Campfires are permitted with BC guideline BC Campfire Guidelines

News

May 2018
Fire season is upon us already. Most of the province is at either a moderate or high rating, with some areas at extreme. There is a fire near Seton-Anderson lakes. The Xusum Creek Wildfire K70348 (Highline Road Area) estimated at 500 hectares. Please check the BC Wildfire Services for more current info.
Oct 09, 2017
Gun Lake Fire - answered a call to deal with a truck fire near Vandenberg Hill with the potential to spread into forest.
Truck Fire
Photo credit to Dave Aitken

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.

Training Courses - 2018

S100A Refresher(practical) for GLFPS S100 holders

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.

S100A Refresher(online) for non GLFPS S100 holders

Do your S100a re-certification on-line!
Course is open May 1-31.

S100 Basic Firefighting and Recurrency course

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.

New Equipment

Mar 06 2017
Boot Fund GLFPS is starting a "boot" fund to help us pay for the new fire truck and equipment.  So, if you see us at any event, look for the Boot and help fill it.  Makes me think of an old nursery rhyme:

What do you do if you live in a shoe?
Save all your loot and throw it in the Boot!

Feb 2017
Just like most of us, we may be old but we're still darn good looking and pretty useful. So....I'd like to introduce you to Gun Lake Fire's newest asset - a 1991 Ford F600 wildland fire truck. The truck comes with an 18 horse independent water pump and a Foampro injection system as well as a 500 gal. water tank. That said, the rest of the build is up to us so please get in touch and ask what you can do for your Fire Brigade!
Fire Truck
1991 Ford F600 Fire Truck
Trailer Training
August Training at Fire Hall
Fire Truck Training
2017 Training at boat launch
Truck Training
2017 Working the pumps

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.

To all of you who volunteer for standby and call out, Thank You!



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