Hi Everyone, Dave, Del and myself just returned from the fire scene near Pyrdatok Road and the fire has been knocked down by the skimmers and 2 helicopters. At this point it is a smouldering ground fire and Forestry has 2 unit crews on scene working on containment. I talked to the crew chief and he is comfortable with the situation and does not think it poses any risk at this point. Roger Graham

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Campfire ban in effect as of Thursday June 8th@12:00 pm

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It was a great day for our Open House on May 20th!

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2 of our firefighters, George and Del talking about wildland fire sprinklers.

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Fire Chief thankful for firefighters stepping up to fill gaps

A couple of weeks ago, the South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (SGLVFD) Auxiliary funded a retirement event for three members of the fire department – Maintenance Officer Bob Walker, Captain Art Groves and Fire Chief Peter McKie.

“I was only expecting a small send-off from the fire department, but it went way beyond my expectations. The commemorative plaques for the three of us was unexpected but very much appreciated by all of the retiring members,” McKie says.

He adds the retirements were due to a variety of reasons – health issues and people moving away from the South Green Lake community.

McKie says it was a big gap to fill in the fire department, but some members stepped up to fill vacant positions.

“We have commitments from members stepping up to fill the positions to keep the fire department moving forward.”

He thanks Roger Graham for becoming the new Fire Chief, Dunham Craig – new Deputy Fire Chief, Bob Bell – new Assistant Fire Chief, Steve Baker – new Captain, Dennis Nagy – existing Captain and Brian Wagner – new Maintenance Officer.

“Thank you all for stepping up.

“On the fact that what we’ve accomplished by working together over the past 10 years, I feel very confident the fire department will continue to grow and support Green Lake with activities such as FireSmart, dry hydrant project, fire prevention and continuing to upgrading our training to meet WorkSafeBC and Office of the Fire Commissioner’s Playbook requirements.

“I would like to thank the [Thompson-Nicola Regional District] for all of its support when we became a TNRD Fire Hall and getting us through the growing pains and all of their processes – most importantly the TNRD Fire Protection Services staff for helping us get through their processes.

“I would also like to thank everybody for their dedication and commitment on many projects over the past decade. If it wasn’t for them, we couldn’t have achieved all that we have done.”

Moving forward, McKie says the fire department is looking at replacing apparatus that is “timing out” and is looking at new apparatus.

Retiring SGLVFD fire chief Peter McKie was very happy when open the plaque he received at the retirement luncheon.

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