Band becomes a unit of the VFRS

As of Oct 22, 2012, the Firefighters Band is now a formal unit of Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services!


EVENT: April 28, 2012, Granville Island, Ocean Concrete Open House

PUBLIC EVENT: April 28, 2012 — noon to 1 pm — Ocean Concrete Open House on Granville Island, 1514 Johnson Street, Vancouver


MUSIC: Jump, Jive and Wail

Jump, Jive and Wail

Music by Louis Prima, Arranged by John Montgomery


Date: June 12, 2011
Event: 125th Anniversary of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
Place: Gastown, Vancouver, BC
Band: Full Swing Band


Photo Credit: Erin Anne Beirne

Recording Credit: Erin Anne Beirne, with iPhone 4 using iRecorder Pro. (Yes, we know, it’s not the very best recording device around — but considering it’s just a phone stuck out in front of the band, well, it’s not THAT bad! Remember the days of the shoebox-style mono […]


MUSIC: Woodchopper’s Ball

Audio recording of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band playing Woody Herman’s 1939 classic, Woodchopper’s Ball, at the VFRS’ 125th Anniversary Celebration in Gastown, June 12, 2011.


MUSIC: Funky Turtle

Recording of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band playing the Funky Turtle at the VFRS’ 125th Anniversary, June 12, 2011.