Vavenby faces losing its fire department

The town does not have enough firefighters to maintain a fire department

There was a Vavenby fire hall meeting on Monday, Aug. 31 with 12 people present.

Main topic of discusion was the possibility that Vavenby will lose its fire department. The town does not have enough firefighters.

There will be a public meeting, scheduled for Oct. 8th, at 7:00 p.m at Vavenby Community Hall, to discuss the future of the fire department.

The need for more firefighters and what the loss of our fire hall would do to our insurance will be discussed. Jason Tomlin, the Kamloops TNRD emergency services coordinator who looks after fire department bylaws, will be present.

Fire chief Sean Dawson put in his resignation at the meeting. He said he will still be a firefighter. Tim Pennell put his name forward. He apparently has the qualifications.


However, Pennell was turned down by the Vavenby fire committee because he has not been a member of the fire department for the required three months.



Clearwater Times

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