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The Saanich Fire Department was called to a barbecue fire likely caused by faulty fuel lines in mid-May. (Photo courtesy Capt. Carl Trepels)

Welcome to grilling season: Saanich firefighter talks barbecue safety tips

Grills should be cleaned, serviced prior to use, firefighter says

The Saanich Fire Department was called to a barbecue fire likely caused by faulty fuel lines in mid-May. (Photo courtesy Capt. Carl Trepels)
Dave Spencer of the North Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association and Stacey Lee of the Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association each present Bev Elder, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Food Bank, with a cheque for $1,000. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Firefighter donations shine light on Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank’s need

Associations representing Central Saanich and North Saanich firefighters each donate $1,000

Dave Spencer of the North Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association and Stacey Lee of the Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association each present Bev Elder, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Food Bank, with a cheque for $1,000. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Many disposable masks have a metal nose wire or staples holding the straps which can cause sparks or a fire when heated. (Pixabay photo)

Don’t use microwave to sterilize COVID-19 masks: Ontario fire marshal

Jon Pegg says there have been 51 fire fatalities in Ontario between Jan. 1 and May 4

Many disposable masks have a metal nose wire or staples holding the straps which can cause sparks or a fire when heated. (Pixabay photo)
The first responder dispatch protocol was also rolled out during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic

The directive comes after province spoke with paramedics, fire services, according to top doctor

The first responder dispatch protocol was also rolled out during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. (Black Press Media files)
Fire Departments across Greater Victoria, including the Victoria fire department (pictured) are scaling back their duties to reduce exposure to COVID-19.(Black Press Media File Photo)

Greater Victoria fire departments restrict duties in light of COVID-19

Fire inspections, education seminars and more cancelled to limit exposure to coronavirus

Fire Departments across Greater Victoria, including the Victoria fire department (pictured) are scaling back their duties to reduce exposure to COVID-19.(Black Press Media File Photo)
Every year, members of the St. Catharines Fire Combat Team strip down and flex their muscles for a good cause with proceeds going to charity. (St. Catharines Fire Department photo)

No shirts, no city services: Firefighter calendar too steamy for Ontario officials

The city has never funded the calendars, but has OK’d photoshoots at city-owned properties

Every year, members of the St. Catharines Fire Combat Team strip down and flex their muscles for a good cause with proceeds going to charity. (St. Catharines Fire Department photo)
The owners of Island Outfitters have taken to social media to share photos of the damage a month after a fire ravaged the store. (Island Outfitters/Facebook)

Island Outfitters owners share photos of damage caused by fire that ravaged store

Charred walls and melted inventory are what’s left of the Saanich outdoor store

The owners of Island Outfitters have taken to social media to share photos of the damage a month after a fire ravaged the store. (Island Outfitters/Facebook)
A group of firefighters from the Colwood and View Royal fire departments will be heading to Vancouver to climb all 48 storeys of stairs at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in support of the B.C. Lung Association. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

View Royal, Colwood firefighters to climb 48 storeys in full gear to support B.C. Lung Association

A healthy rivalry between the two departments will see who gets to the top first

A group of firefighters from the Colwood and View Royal fire departments will be heading to Vancouver to climb all 48 storeys of stairs at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in support of the B.C. Lung Association. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The first group of Canadians that went over to fight the country’s 2019-2020 wildfires were from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and various federal parks. (Courtesy of Kevin Cochrane)
The first group of Canadians that went over to fight the country’s 2019-2020 wildfires were from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and various federal parks. (Courtesy of Kevin Cochrane)
Victoria Fire Department Platoon Captain Oscar Pohl speaks at the ceremony for the Memorial Bell. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria Fire Department honours fallen firefighters with new memorial bell and plaque

The most recent death was Retired Fire Chief Richard Couch in 2018

Victoria Fire Department Platoon Captain Oscar Pohl speaks at the ceremony for the Memorial Bell. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Saanich Fire Department is warning people of a new phone scam. (Black Press Media files)

Saanich Fire Department warns public of new phone scam

Someone is posing as a fire fighter and asking for donations to the burn fund

The Saanich Fire Department is warning people of a new phone scam. (Black Press Media files)
Thomas Childs (left) who was the Esquimalt Fire Chief for the day on Nov. 6, speaks with Fire Chief Chris Jancowski about important fire prevention issues. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Five-year-old Esquimalt boy becomes fire chief for the day

Thomas Childs took over the Esquimalt Fire Department

Thomas Childs (left) who was the Esquimalt Fire Chief for the day on Nov. 6, speaks with Fire Chief Chris Jancowski about important fire prevention issues. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Reserve firefighters in conversation. (Central Saanich Fire Department Submission)

Central Saanich seeks ‘paid call’ firefighters for daytime shifts

Department looking for community minded folks available weekdays

Reserve firefighters in conversation. (Central Saanich Fire Department Submission)
Andrew Zado is the president of the Esquimalt Fire Fighter’s Association. He’s frustrated that day-time shifts don’t always have back fill, and feels it puts his team at risk (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Andrew Zado is the president of the Esquimalt Fire Fighter’s Association. He’s frustrated that day-time shifts don’t always have back fill, and feels it puts his team at risk (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Hundreds of Fire Fighters marched in honour of the B.C. Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial on March 4 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather in Victoria to honour fallen firefighters

The BC Fallen Fire Fighters’ Memorial honoured those who have died in the line of duty

Hundreds of Fire Fighters marched in honour of the B.C. Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial on March 4 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Fire fighters battled a fire at a multi-family home on the 800 block of Fulton Street on June 6, 2017. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Why cancer is deadlier than fire for firefighters in B.C.

The silent threat that is killing firefighters and how the profession is fighting back

Fire fighters battled a fire at a multi-family home on the 800 block of Fulton Street on June 6, 2017. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Oak Bay Fire Department installs its new leadership team. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)

Darren Hughes welcomed by firefighters as new Oak Bay chief

Oak Bay Fire Department gets new leadership

Oak Bay Fire Department installs its new leadership team. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)
Firefighters pose at Municipal Hall after the Fire Chief Change of Command Ceremony during Oak Bay Council, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff).

WATCH: 1938 Firefighter helmet passed to new Chief

Chief Dave Cockle passed along the helmet to incoming Chief Darren Hughes

Firefighters pose at Municipal Hall after the Fire Chief Change of Command Ceremony during Oak Bay Council, Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff).
Greater Victoria firefighters reflect on season of giving

Greater Victoria firefighters reflect on season of giving

‘It’s amazing to get those hugs and see the tears of joy in the parents’ eyes’

  • Dec 17, 2018
Greater Victoria firefighters reflect on season of giving
Oak Bay firefighters pose with members of Willows Elementary School after dropping off a $5,000 donation on Wednesday. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)

Christmas comes early to Willows Elementary

Oak Bay firefighters continue to give back with $5,000 donation to local elementary school

  • Dec 13, 2018
Oak Bay firefighters pose with members of Willows Elementary School after dropping off a $5,000 donation on Wednesday. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)