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The Greater Vancouver Fire Fighters featured in this years calendar appear at various fundraisers all with the purpose to promote the calendar in support of the Burn Fund and various other charities including the CKNW Orphan's Fund.
Our Vancouver Fire Fighters' "Pot on the Stove" Celebrity cookbook features favourite recipes of celebrities, including Sarah McLaughlin, Michael Buble, Jamie Oliver, Trevor Linden, Steve Nash, Richard Dean Anderson and many others.
There are few professions more dangerous than firefighting, and even fewer that create a universal bond transcending cities, provinces and international borders.
Victoria Fire Department Lt. Gary Birtwhistle recalls that many of his colleagues flew to Manhattan in the wake of 9/11 to offer support to the hundreds of families attending funerals.
“It’s very moving, especially for us, because you obviously relate it to your brothers and sisters that you work with,” said Birtwhistle, who also serves as secretary-treasurer of the B.C. Fire Fighters Union local 730.
On Wednesday, more than 500 firefighters from across B.C. marched proudly and sombrely down Belleville and Government streets for their biennial commemoration of those lost in the line of duty.
Congratulations to the three graduating students of Vancouver Secondary Schools which were selected to receive the Gordon Anderson Memorial Bursariy Awards of $500.00 each!
The high quality of applicants for this bursary made the decisions of the selection committee difficult. We would like to thank everyone who submitted an application.
The successful recipients of our 2013 Gordon Anderson Memorial Bursaries are:
We wish all graduating students all the best in their future studies.
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CPR Saves Lives!!
Our Vancouver Fire Fighters' Charitable Society is pleased to have donated a total $45,000 to the KidSafe Project Society.
What is kidsafe? Read more . . .
Are you interested in having Fire Fighters volunteer at your fundraiser?The members of the Vancouver Fire Fighters' Union, Local 18 donate several thousand hours of volunteer time each year. We are always more than happy to be involved with community-based and/or charity related events. Our goal is to help you make your event as successful as possible.