Incidents & Events        2019

Jul 21, 2019

GLFPS responded to a fire above Stafford Road early Sunday morning. 11 members worked the fire and 2 members worked communications. It was a rank 2 fire approximately 5m x 5m on a 70% slope. Many thanks to those who reported the smoke and to the members who were on the scene.

The fire was cold-trailed by 8:30 AM.

Fire July 21 2019
Fire July 21 2019
Fire July 21 2019
Fire July 21 2019

Again Gun Lake was very lucky. We had had a week of rain to reduce the fire risk to low and the day of the fire the wind was very calm. This fire was within a 100m of residents.

Second week of April 2019

GLFPS responded to a fire at Merle Hoch's on Gun Lake West. An open burn fire got out of control very quickly and spread. Many thanks to those members who were on the scene.

Fire April 2019
Fire April 2019
Fire April2019
Fire April 2019

Merle and Gun Lake was very lucky. Even though this occurred just after the snow had melted, the dry condition allowed the fire to take hold and spread quickly. Everyone should understand how easily it can happen.

Training Courses & Notices

For GLFPS Members: S100 Basic Firefighting - Recertification ever 5 years
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Adhoc - through GLFPS
For GLFPS Members: S100A Basic Firefighting - Annual
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Gun Lake Area Info
Gun Lake specific information: Minutes, Evacuation, Logging, Shooting, Bug infestation, SLRD, and more....
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Fire Season Info and Bans       

Kamloops district

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

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.

New Equipment

Mar 06 2017
Boot Fund 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
2017 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.

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.