• 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

Nov
01

EVENT: 2012 Remembrance Day at Victory Square

Come join us in annual remembrance of those who fought — and still fight — for our freedom. Victory Square, Vancouver, about 10:15 am to about 12:30 pm, including ceremony, wreath laying, fly-past, and military parade.

Aug
30

EVENT: Coquitlam Fire/Rescue 100th Anniversay – September 9, 2012

Coquitlam Fire/Rescue is celebrating 100 years of fire service at a community event in Spirit Square in Coquitlam, across from Coquitlam City Hall, on September 9, 12 noon to 4 pm. Come on out to see fire and rescue demonstrations, and (of course) to hear the VFRS Band play swing band, big band, and pop tunes! We are proud to support our colleagues right across Metro Vancouver. Happy Anniversary, Coquitlam!

Jun
20

EVENT: West Point Grey Parade and Concert in the Park, June 23, 2012

EVENT: West Point Grey Parade and Concert in the Park, June 23, 2012 — Parade starts at 10 am; we take the stage in the concert at about 2 pm. Location: W10th and Blanca to Trimble Park, Vancouver, BC.

Apr
13

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

Mar
23

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.