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Firing up the Barlow Creek neighbours in rural Quesnel

Open house shows community inside BCVFD
The public got treated to a hose demonstration at the Barlow Creek Volunteer Fire Department open house. (Bruce McDonald photo)

The fire hall was a swarm of activity, but it was the opposite of an emergency. It was community connections and mutual appreciation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 16, plus the smell of burgers and hotdogs on the barbecue. The Barlow Creek Volunteer Fire Department held their annual open house, to show the public in their area behind the scenes at the safety facility that’s been serving the Barlow Creek area since 1988.

“The Barlow Creek Volunteer Fire Department would like to do a huge shout-out to all the amazing community members who came down to the hall today. We are so happy with the turn out,” said a message from the department following the events.

The visitors were treated to tours of the hall, demonstrations of the equipment and techniques the firefighters use, an up-close look at the BCVFD’s new fire engine, and plenty of visiting with the firefighters who live right in the same neighbourhood and come together for training and respond to incidents on a volunteer basis to keep their local friends, families and neighbours safe.

Anyone interested in joining the BCVFD, call 250-992-8444 or send them a message at the Barlow Creek Volunteer Fire Department’s page on Facebook.

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Barlow Creek Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Mikey McDonald gives this little resident their first experience in the front seat of a fire truck. (Bruce McDonald photo)

Frank Peebles

About the Author: Frank Peebles

I started my career with Black Press Media fresh out of BCIT in 1994, as part of the startup of the Prince George Free Press, then editor of the Lakes District News.
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