• 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

Sep
13

NEWS: We’re back!

Summer’s over, and we’re happy to be back!

Aug
13

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 […]

Aug
11

MUSIC: Ain’t Misbehavin’

The musical firefighter and civilian members of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band play “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” a song that was written in 1929 — two years after the band was founded!

Jul
30

MUSIC: In the Mood

VFRS Band plays “In the Mood” for the 125th Anniversary celebration of the fire department’s service to Vancouver!

Jul
26

MUSIC: Blue Skies [Vocal]

MP3 of Blue Skies: Written in 1927, the year the Vancouver Firefighters Band (our original name) was founded, and sung by Carla a mere 84 years later in the recently re-named Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, this cheerful song endures!