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: 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.


EVENT: Remembrance Day 2011

We are honoured to have been asked to represent the City of Vancouver again this year at the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Victory Square.

The ceremony starts at 10:30 am, and typically runs for about 90 minutes. Get there early for a better view as this service is usually very well attended. Also, dress very warmly, be prepared for rain, and wear comfortable shoes. (Trust us, we know what we’re talking about…)

We hope you, too, can come and remember those […]


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: In the Mood

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