Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following incidents in April 2012
1 – Chimney fire
1 – Tractor fire
4 – Miscellaneous fires
1 – Brush fire
1 – Ambulance assist
1 – Investigation
The fire department held their annual spouse appreciation and fire fighter awards dinner on April 21. 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 our parents.
During the night, some of our fire department members were presented with long service awards. Tim Cottrill received a certificate and pin for 10 years of service with the Keremeos VFD. Bill Sparkes received a certificate and 20 year pin for service with the Keremeos VFD as well as a certificate and 20 year medal from the federal government. Terry Sawiuk received a certificate and medal from the federal government for his 20 years of service with Hedley and Keremeos VFD’s combined, and Ed Minshull received a certificate and medal for 25 years of service from the provincial government.
Although Ed had retired a few years ago, this was the first opportunity that we were able to present Ed with this medal.
The federal government recognizes fire fighters who have served 20, 30 and 40 years of firefighting service anywhere in Canada, and the provincial government recognizes fire fighters who have served 25 and 35 years of firefighting service anywhere in British Columbia.
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: