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.