Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department July statistics

Incident report from the Keremeos fire hall for July

ponded to the following incidents in  July 2012;

One – structure fire

One – miscellaneous fire

Five – motor vehicle incidents

Three – brush / grass fire

One – assist other agency

Five – investigations

On July 7, the fire department responded to a structure fire, but due to the quick actions of the resident, the fire was extinguished before we arrived.

The members of the Keremeos fire department have been informed that our first female fire fighter Captain Melanie Bagley will be leaving us and is moving to Vancouver Island to be with her husband Jim, and to be closer to both her sons, Fergus and Giles. Mel joined the department over seven years ago and has held many different positions within the department over this time.

A year ago Melanie was appointed to a captain’s position, and was responsible for all five of our fire and rescue vehicles.

Did you know, emergency service volunteers who participate in 200 hrs 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


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