Mountie fights fireplace with hose
Picture: Kelowna RCMP Twitter
West Kelowna’s fireplace chief heaped reward on the RCMP Wednesday for the work they’ve accomplished in responding to fires within the Central Okanagan.
In a information convention Wednesday, Jason Brolund talked in regards to the assist firefighters have been receiving from their mates in blue, together with an RCMP officer who managed to combat off a spot fireplace utilizing a backyard hose.
“I acquired some photos late yesterday from Employees Sergeant Dixon in West Kelowna of his members preventing a fireplace,” stated Brolund.
” as a lot as I’ve stated for a variety of these media conferences that you already know, we firefighters reside right here and we’re dedicated to the neighborhood. Nicely, so are the RCMP members who’re on the market, in lots of instances doing the identical sort of labor. So I wish to simply present full credit score to them.”
Brolund went on to speak about his gratitude for the help from RCMP, explaining they too play a significant position within the combat towards wildfires in and across the neighborhood.
“Once we first began evacuating properties, they had been those who had been operating door to door knocking on the doorways and getting folks out of hurt’s method. Once we’re within the midst of the hearth combat. They had been those who had been standing there with us,” continued Brolund.
“They had been all their boots on the bottom. They’ve knocked on each door that I’ve requested them to. And so they’ve supplied service at roadblocks and all through your neighbourhoods to maintain your property secure whilst you had been gone.”
A spot fireplace pressured RCMP officer Cst Borg to leap into motion defending a house on Parkinson Highway in West Kelowna with a backyard hose till the hearth division arrived. @BCRCMP@KelownaRCMP @WestKelownaCity pic.twitter.com/9NlkFUB4Li
— Kelowna RCMP (@KelownaRCMP) August 23, 2023