Archives for May 2011


GIG: May 18, Wed, 11:30-1:00, Burrard and Robson

Thanks to Brian and Judy for these details!

To all of you that have volunteered to play – here are the details.

Please bring your lyres – this is a stand up job.

EVENT: Firefighters’ Ride for Cancer – Wednesday, May 18.

LOCATION: Burrard and Robson in Vancouver.

DRESS: Uniform issued pants, long-sleeved light blue shirt, tie, belt, black shoes and black socks.

TIME: Call time – 11.30 a.m. Downbeat – NOON. It will last only an hour.

PARKING: Space should be available at Vancouver […]


VIDEO: Urban Search and Rescue has a new training centre!

On May 5, 2011, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS) and the City of Vancouver, together with Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), BC Ambulance Service, and the Vancouver Police Department, held a grand opening ceremony for the new USAR training centre.

Of course, the band was there!

Here is a little video that tells the story of the event.

YouTube Link:

(P.S. One day soon we hope to have some good recordings of our own band, but we’re not quite there yet. Getting the […]


CPR Training for the public

If you are interested in learning how to do CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), why not learn from people who do it on a regular basis?

CPR and first aid training delivered by professional firefighters is a joint project between the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and the International Association of Firefighters Union (Local 18).

Check out the list up upcoming courses, dates, times, locations at their website, Vancouver Firefighters First Aid and CPR Training.

Oh, and if you or someone you know has ever […]