Monthly report from Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department

Monthly report from Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department for April and May

Burned out hulks of seven vehicles line Main Street in Olalla Monday

Burned out hulks of seven vehicles line Main Street in Olalla Monday

 

April 2013

1 – Structure fire

2 – Motor vehicle incidents

1 – Natural gas line break

3 – Assist other agency

1 – Alarm activation

May 2013

1 – Vehicle fire

2 – Motor vehicle incident

1 – Alarm activation

The fire department held their annual spouse appreciation and fire fighter awards dinner on April 20.

The dinner is a small way of showing our appreciation to our spouses for the time that we’ve been away helping others.  On behalf of all the Keremeos fire department members, a great big warm and cuddly hug to our spouses, and from our high school students, thank you to their parents.

During the night, some of our fire department members were presented with long service awards. Jim Murphy and D’Arcy Bridgman each received a certificate and pin for 10 years of service with the Keremeos VFD.  Kevin Klippenstein and Paul McLean should have received their 10 year recognition, but due to a clerical error, they were missed.

Recently retired firefighter Melanie Bagley, supporting her new hairdo, was in town for the weekend and stopped by to join us for the evening. Unbeknown to Melanie, earlier this year, by unanimous consent of the Keremeos fire department members, she was voted in as an honoree member to the department and was presented with this prestigious honoree status.

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 keremeosfire.ca

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