Kamloops district
When permitted here are the rules for Open Burning and Campfires.

S100A Manditory each year
S100A for year 2021 was online. Completed
S100 Manditory course for new members:
For New GLFPS Members: S100 Basic Firefighting - 2 day course. Completed for 2021
S100(R) Manditory every 5 years for existing members to recertify
For existing GLFPS Members:
This will be handled by GLF. Completed for 2021
Other Courses available

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

Is your extinguisher current? Have you set up your fire pump and tested it?

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.

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Gun Lake Area Info

Gun Lake Area Info
Gun Lake specific information: BC WildFire Info, Evacuation, Logging, Shooting, Bug infestation, SLRD, and more....

Thanks to Friends, Volunteers and Contributors

2021 -- Thank you to:

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.


2020

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.

Everyear

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. 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 (usually several hours or a days), you must be trained and have taken the S100 course (its free with a bit your time).
It is required by the Government to be cover by Worker Compensation, as GLF works under BC Forestry.

Some Activities and Events -- By Gun Lake Volunteers

2013 Fire Hall Start

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!

Fire Hall Foundation
Fire Hall Foundation

Gun Lake Fire Protection Society Fire Hall start with Sal DeMare, Al Leighton and 2 others on May 11, 2013.

A little history of the Fire Hall supplied by Sal DeMare. Full history of the origins of GLFPS are at the bottom of the .

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.

2017 Fire Hall and Pump Truck Training

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

2020 Training Exercise

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

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.

2021 Approach to Fire Hall from the air


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Fire Hall get a floor



Volunteers poring the floor



Work in progress

Siren
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Gun Lake's patterns

2020

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