Fire Chief John McCrea presented with the BC Fire Service 25 year Long Service Award.


       

Chief John McCrea, of the Otter Point Fire Department, has been presented with the British Columbia Fire Service Award, for his  25 years of dedicated service.

In addition to spending many years as the Department’s Training Officer, Chief McCrea is currently serving his second term as Fire Chief.  Throughout the years, Chief McCrea has built a high standard training program and aided in the construction of the solid foundation on which the Department operates on.  For this reason, the Otter Point Fire Department has a very dedicated and highly skilled volunteer membership.

On behalf of the Otter Point Fire Department, we want to extend our congratulations, and gratitude, to Chief McCrea for his 25 years of dedicated service to our Community.

 

Thank you John!

 

A Big Night At The Otter Point Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Big Night At The Otter Point Fire Department!

We would have preferred a big celebration but you know…COVID is still happening. So a small presentation with the firefighters watching on Zoom. And still, it is so important to recognize the accomplishments of our firefighters. This evening Shawn Fiset was recognized for his great work and awarded a plaque as Firefighter of the Year for 2020.

Also Captain Ben Patterson was promoted to Assistant Chief Ben Patterson for his great work.

The future of the Otter Point Fire Department is looking very good with these two leaders in place! Congratulations both of you.

Otter Point Firefighters Halloween Celebration Cancelled.

For over 30 years the Otter Point Firefighters have celebrated Halloween by providing a bonfire, hot chocolate, cooking hot dogs, filling candy bags for the kids and putting on a spectacular fireworks show for all to enjoy.
Sadly, with COVID this year, we are forced to cancel our celebrations. With limits to gathering and social distancing requirements it is not possible to continue with our normal celebrations.
We want everyone who celebrates with us to be safe and healthy. If we can conquer COVID this year we will look forward to seeing you all back next year.
Be safe and be happy. We will get through this together.

Fire Hazard Rating drops to LOW.

With the substantial rainfall we have received the fire hazard rating has dropped to LOW and we are expecting more rain. If this trend continues open burning will be permitted in Otter Point starting on October 1st. Remember that All Open Burning requires a Permit in October. Please call the hall Monday – Friday to obtain a permit.