Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department incidents and activities

December and January activities of the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department


December 2012

One – Structure fire

12 – Motor vehicle Incidents

Two – Assist other Agency

Two – Alarm activation

The Keremeos Fire Department responded to 126 incidents in 2012, up slightly from the previous year.

January 2013

Four – Motor vehicle Incidents

One – Assist other Agency

Two – Gas leak / spill / CO alarm

One – investigation

One – Mutual aid standby

In early January, 11 members participated in (Lake) ice rescue training with Keremeos and area Search and Rescue groups. The training was a combination of classroom theory and hands on practical rescue in Yellow Lake.

Swimming in January wasn’t that appealing to us, however all members that jumped into the lake said they would gladly do it again. The fire department does not have the proper gear to conduct a full fledged ice rescue at this time, but the training has given the members a better understanding of our limitations, and what we can do safely in the event of an incident on the lake. Right now, full fledged ice rescue responders would be coming from Penticton Search and Rescue group with all the necessary survival and rescue gear.

Six new recruits started training early January, and unfortunately two other members left the department seeking employment.

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: