Jun
23

VFRS Hosts Youth Fire Academy!

In April and in May 2011, the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services hosted two week-long fire academies for high school kids.

They did a great job, and we thought you might enjoy seeing and hearing a little about what happened there!

Check out this video: VFRS Youth Fire Academy 2011

Jun
12

Coming soon: Videos and Pictures from the 125th Anniversary of the VFRS

The weather was spectacular, the crowd was fantastic, and the music was hot! (Or so we were told…)

And now we’re beat…

Stay tuned for some pictures and videos from today’s event, the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services! Also today, we commemorated 125 years since the Great Fire, also called the Gastown Fire, that levelled the newly-incorporated City of Vancouver in a matter of hours.

We’ll get those pictures and videos up as soon as we […]

Jun
09

POSTER and PROGRAM: 125th Anniversary Celebration, June 12, 2011

PDF of Official Programme for the 125th Anniversary of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services. Event Date: June 12, 2011.

May
07

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: http://youtu.be/tCpKZHxKUPY

(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 […]

Apr
17

Congratulations to the Seaforths!

Congratulations to the Seaforths Pipes and Drums on their 100th Anniversary!

Here’s a nice little piece in the Vancouver Sun about them: http://bit.ly/e4FpcO

Looking forward to the next time we play together…

Photo from the Vancouver Sun.