VFRS Hosts Youth Fire Academy!

In April and in May 2011, the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services hosted two week-long fire academies for high school kids.

They did a great job, and we thought you might enjoy seeing and hearing a little about what happened there!

Check out this video: VFRS Youth Fire Academy 2011


VIDEO: Urban Search and Rescue has a new training centre!

On May 5, 2011, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS) and the City of Vancouver, together with Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), BC Ambulance Service, and the Vancouver Police Department, held a grand opening ceremony for the new USAR training centre.

Of course, the band was there!

Here is a little video that tells the story of the event.

YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/tCpKZHxKUPY

(P.S. One day soon we hope to have some good recordings of our own band, but we’re not quite there yet. Getting the […]


CPR Training for the public

If you are interested in learning how to do CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), why not learn from people who do it on a regular basis?

CPR and first aid training delivered by professional firefighters is a joint project between the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and the International Association of Firefighters Union (Local 18).

Check out the list up upcoming courses, dates, times, locations at their website, Vancouver Firefighters First Aid and CPR Training.

Oh, and if you or someone you know has ever […]


LINK: Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Every year, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation holds a memorial event honouring those firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

URL: http://www.cfff.ca

From their website:

The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation was created to HONOUR and REMEMBER firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty and to SUPPORT their families. The CFFF is a registered charity and operates by fundraising.

They are working on a new memorial, to be unveiled during the 2012 ceremony, on […]


LINK: National Anthems: Free arrangements in six-part harmony

We recently found this website with a number of national anthem arrangements. Each one is available as a midi-style mp3 so we can hear the tune, along with a six-part arrangement presented as a downloadable PDF.

The webmaster from this site says,

“Each anthem is arranged in six-part harmony and the full scores include brief historical notes, as well as performance suggestions. The parts are available in A4 size (very similar to American Letter size) and will eventually […]