Fifty Years of Firefighting on Salt Spring Island 


The Salt Spring Island Fire and Rescue Service are celebrating fifty years of service to the residents of Salt Spring Island this year. 

 Each community on Salt Spring had their own fire plans and these were coordinated into the current model.  A series of pictures and reflections will be used to show the evolution of the department from a truly volunteer organization to our modern department using both professional and volunteer firefighters to work in our community.

During the presentation we will hear how the service has changed from only fighting fires but to playing a major role in the communities first responder program and to providing inspection and fire safety programs. 

Bruce Patterson and Chief Tom Bremner will outline the years of service the dedicated members have provided over the past 50 years and the unification of the rural departments under a centralized system.


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Date March 9, 2011 Location

Central Hall

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