• Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band and Ladder Truck at the start of the 2009 Santa Claus Parade

    Santa Claus Parade 2009

    Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band and Ladder Truck at the very start of the 2009 Rogers Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, BC.

  • The Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, official band for the City of Vancouver, performing for a special event in May, 2010.

    Band Banner

    Our brand-new banner, made especially for the 2010 Olympics Torch Relay!

  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band at Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2010

    Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2010

    Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, with Randene Neill of Global TV BC, at Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2010

  • Image of band, guests, and firefighters at the 2011 Fallen Firefighters' Memorial

    2011 Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Ceremony

    2011 Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

    A solemn occasion in which we honoured fallen firefighters in a ceremony held on the steps of the Legislature Building in Victoria, BC.

  • Herald Trumpets, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, performing for an official City of Vancouver event, May 2010.

    Herald Trumpets

    Herald Trumpets, performing for an official City of Vancouver event.

     

  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Training Chief Brian (Ret.), trumpet player, preparing for an official City of Vancouver event. May 2010.

    Brian

    Brian, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Chief Training Officer (Ret.) and trumpet player, preparing for an official City of Vancouver event.

  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Lieutenant Dan belts out a Frank Sinatra tune at an official City of Vancouver event, Spring 2010.

    Dan Sings Frank Sinatra

    Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Lieutenant Dan belts out a Frank Sinatra tune!

  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Fire Engine No. 5, Metro Vancouver, BC.

    Fire Engine No. 5

    Fire Engine No. 5

    The kids especially love it when the band brings a fire truck or two along for the gig!

  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band in rehearsal

    Rehearsal

    Trumpet section, plus the drummer, of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, in rehearsal in Burnaby.

  • The band with Vancouver City Manager, Dr. Penny Ballam, Olympic Torch Relay 2010

    Band at City Hall

    The band and official City and Olympics 2010 dignitaries gather on the steps of City Hall after the Olympic Torch Relay passed by.

  • Fire Chief John McKearney, with Dan and Wayne sporting the band's new tubas, standing in front of Ladder 7, preparing for the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Vancouver.

    St. Patrick’s Day 2012

    The Fire Chief, John McKearney, with tuba players Dan and Wayne sporting their brand new instruments, in front of Ladder 7 before the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver.

  • 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!

Nov
29

EVENT: Dec 2, 2012 — Rogers’ Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus is coming to town, and we’re going to join him with our band and our fire trucks! Dec 2, 2012, 1 pm, downtown Vancouver, and we’re almost at the very beginning so DON’T BE LATE or we’ll miss seeing you!

Nov
29

EVENT: December — Bright Nights in Stanley Park

Help Metro Vancouver fire fighters support the Burn Fund by coming out and enjoying Bright Nights in Stanley Park, an annual season of festive lighting, decorations, food, and Christmas train that has raised over $1.4 million in 14 years…so far!

Nov
29

EVENT: Nov 30, 2012 – Burnaby Community Connections Christmas Angel Breakfast & Toy Drive

Join us as we support the Burnaby Christmas Bureau’s inaugural Christmas Angel Breakfast on Nov 30, 2012! Bring a new unwrapped toy or cash for a delicious pancake breakfast in the ballroom or a continental-breakfast-to-go. The VFRS Band will be playing from 7 am to…we’re not sure. 8 am, maybe? BONUS: Jim Byrnes and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will also be there!

Nov
26

MUSIC: Tracks now shared on SoundCloud!

Check out our new music sharing page on SoundCloud!

Nov
02

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!