Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following incidents in
– Two miscellaneous fires
– Nine motor vehicle incidents
– Three brush / grass fires
– One investigation
– One alarm activation
Both of the miscellaneous fires your fire department responded to were the result of some “stupid human tricks.”
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday August 2, someone set ablaze bags of household garbage in two different locations in the area of Ninth Street and Blakeborough Avenue, and Ninth Street and Third Avenue.
On August 29 at about 2 p.m. witness report seeing a small grass fire and two young males leaving the area of Second Avenue and Bypass Road. Due to the quick actions of these witness who reported the fire, the fire department was able to arrive on scene quickly and extinguished the fire before it spread to the nearby home directly down wind. The fire area was five feet wide and 30 feet long.
If you have any information regarding either of these incidents, please report it to the RCMP.
Did you know, emergency service volunteers who participate in 200 hours per year of training, being on standby and responding to incidents are eligible for a $3,000 tax credit? Interested in becoming a member of the Keremeos fire department?
Applications can be picked up at the offices of the Village of Keremeos and the Keremeos Review, or down loaded from the Keremeos fire department website at: www.keremeosfire.ca
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