Smoke alarms save lives!
With the recent time change, this is a perfect time to change the battery in your smoke alarm. Batteries should be changed every six months, so taking care of it when you change your clocks is a great idea.
The GVFD is pleased to be able to provide you with free 9V batteries for your smoke alarms. Just stop by the Albert Reed Memorial Firehall, 730 Church Street, between 10-3, Tuesday through Friday.
In addition to installing new batteries every six months, you should test your smoke alarms monthly, and ensure that they are clean, and free of dust. If you would like more information about smoke alarms, please contact the GVFD.
For more information on fire related topics, come visit us at the fire hall Open House, on April 14th, 2018. We can talk to you about smoke alarms, the FireSmart program, fire extinguishers (they’re for sale too), and many other things. We will also try to have a few firefighters ready to demonstrate our new live fire training building!
Open House times and activities will be advertised closer to April 14th.
This is an information update regarding the memorial for GVFD firefighter Jay Dearman, scheduled for Feb.10, 14:00 hrs. at the Albert Reed Memorial Firehall, 730 Church st.
We are asking that anyone wishing to speak at the memorial contact GVFFA president Jenn Knight via email asap to have your name put on the list in advance of the gathering.
To anyone attending from off island, we have arranged for our local bus to meet the 11:55 and the 13:10 ferry to shuttle people to the hall.
The bus will also shuttle people from the hall back to the ferry in time for the 16:20 and 17:35 sailings.
Follow the signs to various parking sites at the Church, the lower field at the firehall and a parking area past the hall.
To ensure no obstructions in the event of a response by BCAS or the Fire Dept., we will be restricting parking on Church street for the duration of the event.
For more information, please contact the firehall office at 250-247-9677.
For more information please contact the office at the firehall at 250-247-9677
Bill Sprogis completed 20 years with our fire dept this past July. He has participated in many an adventure over those years and no doubt will be attending many more. Thanks for being here, Bill!
GVFD Open House – Saturday, May 13th
It’s time for another open house! Come join us at the Albert Reed Memorial Fire Hall, 730 Church Street, from 1-4pm, on May 13th.
Gabriola firefighters will be there to talk about ways to FireSmart
your property before the warm, dry summer weather gets here. We will also have a wood chipper on site, so you can see how simple it is to use. Chipping is a great alternative to burning all those pesky branches that are cluttering up your yard. We have lots of FireSmart brochures, and are happy to discuss them with you.
save lives. Want to learn basic, compression-only CPR? Give us 30 minutes, and we will teach you, let you practice, and have a quick discussion about the automatic external defibrillators that are in more and more public areas. Heart & Stroke Foundation Instructors, Jethro and Dimitri will be hosting CPR instruction every 1/2 hour during the Open House.
Do you have fire extinguishers at home or work? Do you know how to use them safely? Stop by and learn how to use an extinguisher properly. Need an extinguisher
? We have them for sale at a great price.
We’ll also have one of our trucks set up with hoses flowing water for the kids (of all ages) to check out and try.
Just want to stop by and meet some of Gabriola’s firefighters and first responders? You can do that too. We’ll show you around the trucks, and answer any questions you may have.
We hope to see you there!
GABRIOLA FIRE PROTECTION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
SPECIAL MEETING – OCTOBER 8, 2014, 7:30 P.M., NO. 1 HALL
There will be a Special General Meeting for the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the No. 1 Fire Hall (730 Church Street). The purpose of the meeting will be to elect a member of the public, a registered land owner in the Improvement District and a Canadian Citizen 18 years or older, for a vacancy on the Board of Trustees, to fill the remainder of a term of approximately 2 years (April 2016). Nominations accepted from the floor.
Our ham-radio friends sent us this announcement:
Visit the radio room in the new firehall for amateur radio field day on June 28th 10 am to June 29th 10am.
This annual North American event is organized to test and demonstrate amateur radio communications in times of disaster.
All are welcome to drop in at any time during the event.
The radio room is in the basement of Fire Hall Number 1, on the side that faces the Old Fire Hall. The radio room has its own entrance on that side of the building.