The Fire Side

Flood safety tips

Mar 31, 2013 / 5:00 am

One of the increasing risks to human life and property is flooding. People, especially young children, fail to recognize how even little depths of water and/or...

Ice safety: myths & realities

Mar 3, 2013 / 5:00 am

It is of no surprise at this time of year when the temperatures begin to rise and the ice begins to melt that we see the news headlines such as these:...

Holiday Quick Tips

Dec 9, 2012 / 5:00 am

Smoke Alarms Smoke Alarms Save Lives Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Smoke alarms should be...

Open burning in the City of Kelowna

Oct 17, 2012 / 5:00 am

Every year the Kelowna Fire Department responds to numerous burning complaints across the City primarily during the regular burning season between October 1st...

Power outage safety tips

Aug 31, 2012 / 5:00 am

Be prepared….. knowing what to do in the event of a power outage can help reduce the risk to you, your family and your home. Preparing your home Have...

Do's and don'ts of barbecue season

Jul 7, 2012 / 5:00 am

Summer is all about “The Bar-B-Que”. Whether with family or friends, it is a time to get together and enjoy what cooking outdoors can provide....

FireSmart: Your home and wildfire

Jun 3, 2012 / 5:00 am

Is your home at risk? Wildland forest fires are capable of spreading at an astonishing rate. Crowning forest fires often spread up to 5.5 kilometers per hour,...

Juvenile fire setters

Apr 24, 2012 / 5:00 am

Is it curiosity or a problem? Occurrences of juvenile fire setting, whether they are curiosity fire play or problem fire setting are a significant problem...

Smoke-alarm campaign to save lives

Mar 25, 2012 / 5:00 am

NEWS RELEASE: March 22, 2012 BC Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond and the President of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC, Surrey...

Residential fire sprinkler systems

Feb 24, 2012 / 5:00 am

We hear a lot about fire sprinkler systems after a fire occurs, but little prior to or what the value is that they serve. A recent study was conducted by Fire...

Smoke alarms: you are worth it!

Jan 26, 2012 / 5:00 am

Smoke alarms save lives in the event of residential structure fires. Analysis was undertaken on almost 50,000 fires that occurred in Alberta, British Columbia,...

Ice safety

Dec 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

It is that time of year when many head out to enjoy Mother Nature’s natural playground, ice. But like any playground, we must remember to play safe. Below...

Dalmations & the Fire Service

Dec 12, 2011 / 5:00 am

Many of us have seen the spotted black and white dog associated with the Fire Service, but how many know the history of the Dalmatian and the role this valiant...

Christmas tree safety

Nov 28, 2011 / 5:00 am

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. Watch this video that...

Carbon Monoxide (CO) 'the silent killer'

Nov 14, 2011 / 5:00 am

The winter heating season is upon us, so it is a good time to remind people of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide. Carbon Monoxide (CO), which is often called...

Be Halloween safe

Oct 31, 2011 / 8:00 am

Halloween is a fun and spooky time of the year for children. Make trick-or-treating safe for your little "monsters" with a few easy safety tips. ...