Spences Bridge VFD a growing success

Volunteer Fire Dept. adds more members and training to their ranks.

  • Sep. 11, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Behind the scenes in a small community in Blue Sky Country a Volunteer Fire Department, in the not too distance past, consisted of a Chief and very few firemen. This little Fire Department has become a big success story.

Under the leadership of Chief Arnie Oram, the volunteer force has grown to 15 with a contingent of five First Responders. Per capita, this may possibly be the highest in all of BC – we are talking Spences Bridge, a community of about 150!

In addition to the First Responder training arranged by the Volunteer Fire Dept., congratulations should be extended to Arnie Oram, Ross Figley, Roy Shaw, Dave Rice, Mike Jefferson, Craig Watson, Karen Peters, Shane Maglio and Derrell Keir. They will all be receiving their certificates for successful completion of the S-100 Fire Suppression and the S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance Exams. Well done Volunteer Fire Fighters!

The Volunteer Fire Dept. would also like to welcome new members Darrell and Shane into their ranks. Thank you!

In addition, Chief Oram would like to thank Instructor Mike Lewis who took the time out from his busy schedule to make it all possible.

Another thank you from Chief Oram goes out the Wildfire Crew stationed in Lytton who had several meetings with the Spences Bridge Fire Dept. and spent considerable time in our community during the peak fire season.

The SB Fire Dept. and Wildfire crew have another meeting scheduled for September. Chief Oram says the lines of communications between the Wildfire Branch and the Spences Bridge Fire Depart. have never been better and plans are to continue this relationship moving forward.

Steven Rice

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