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


VIDEO: 2011 Grey Cup Parade

This is the first of two videos of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band’s participation in the 2011 Grey Cup Parade. Our weather-flattened but hearty rendition of “Lions” was well-received by a rain-soaked crowd!


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: 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!