Entries by mikael

Slow Down Move Over!

Overview B.C. has a regulation under the Motor Vehicle Act to protect emergency workers – police officers, fire and ambulance personnel, tow truck operators, special police constables, conservation officers and park rangers — when they are attending incidents on the road. Drivers must ‘Slow Down Move Over’ when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle, from either […]

Full Burn Ban Lifted

Effective at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 15, open fires will once again be permitted in all fire zones within the Kamloops Fire Centre, due to a decreased risk of wildfires. Members of the public will be allowed to: * Burn waste, slash or other material. * Burn stubble or grass. * Use fireworks or burning […]

Work Safe BC Investigation To Firefighter Death

This is a very educational video done by Work Safe BC on the dangers fire poses to us even when we think we have done everything to mitigate the risk to us and the public. Its with training and education of tragic events like this, that will save lives of many Firefighters in the future. […]

Why Is Burning Plastic So Harmful?

The killing fumes Most fire deaths are not caused by burns, but by smoke inhalation. Often smoke incapacitates so quickly that people are overcome and can’t make it to an otherwise accessible exit. The synthetic materials commonplace in today’s homes produce especially dangerous substances. As a fire grows inside a building, it will often consume […]

Burn Ban & Restriction Details

Open Fire Bans  This prohibition will remain in place in the Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Merritt and Lillooet fire zones until Oct. 15, 2014, or until the public is informed otherwise (This applies to the Barriere Fire Protection District). Specifically, this open fire prohibition applies to: – The burning of any waste, slash or other materials. […]

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Please Remember that a smoke alarm in every room could one day save you or your family’s life! When you have a smoke alarm put into your house you need to remember to check it once a month to ensure that the batteries are charged and the smoke alarm functions. Every detector has a test […]

Thursday Night Training

Hello, The Fire Department practices every Thursday 7pm-9pm at the fire hall on Barriere town road. We are always looking for new volunteers, the only requirement to join you have to be 16 years old or older and must attend at least 75% of practices and as many calls that you are available for. Come […]