Fire Hall #2 under threat

A reader is concerned about the possibility that Fire Hall #2 might lose its certification if more firefighters aren't found.

Dear Editor,

Fort St. James Fire Hall #2 needs support.

Ten years ago, with funding raised in the area that benefits from the Hall’s protection, support and donations from area businesses, and a great deal of volunteer effort, Hall #2 proudly went into service. This fire hall is part of the District of Fort St. James Fire Rescue Service and responds to all fire calls. Over the last 10 years the response from Hall #2 has been very active; it is not unusual for this hall to be the only response to a fire call-out.

The membership at Hall #2 (Sowchea Bay Volunteer Fire Department) is now down to seven active members. It needs to be at a minimum of 10 to continue to be certified, and the deadline for this certification is January 2016. The current call for volunteer applications to the Fort St. James Fire Department closes on Sept. 11. If Hall #2 loses certification, the resulting increase in home insurance for the fire protection area covered will be substantial, as will the loss of fire fighting support for the Fire Department of Fort St James.

An open house at Hall #2 is planned for Aug. 31 from 5:00-8:00pm. Any applications for volunteer fire fighting can be made through the fire hall in town (250-996-8670).

Harvey Goff

Fort St. James

 

Just Posted

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project searches for partners

TransCanada is renewing permits for its natural gas pipeline project to North Coast.

Coastal GasLink stops work to investigate archaeological find

OGC archaeologists are en route to the Houston-area site where Unist’ot’en report finding stone tools

Coastal GasLink prepares sites of construction work camps

Unist’ot’en condemn 14 ‘man camps’ housing 500-800 workers as threatening safety of women and children

TSKLH Nation sues Province over Brucejack mine revenue sharing

The Tsetsaut/Skii km Lax Ha seeks to assert rights and title in the area around Pretivm gold mine.

Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Most Read