Posted on Apr 26, 2022
On Monday evening, April 25, members of the Rotary Club of Squamish visited the Garibaldi Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) at Black Tusk Village.
They presented the GVFD Society with a grant cheque of $6,000 for the purchase of a reconnaissance drone with a thermal imaging camera. It can be used to search less accessible places up to 10km, for wildfire assessment, identifying hotspots, and locating lost persons.
While there, they were invited to watch the fire team during their bi-weekly practice session.
more photos: HERE.
The Garibaldi Volunteer Fire Department provides structural fire suppression, wildfire response, vehicle fire response, interface fire assistance, and medical emergency response to a service area which extends from the southern boundary of the Resort Municipality of Whistler southwards along highway 99 to the Ministry of Transportation salt sheds. They also support the BC Wildfire Service, Whistler Fire Rescue Service, and Squamish Fire Rescue. The fire hall is located adjacent to the Black Tusk Village and Pine Crest strata developments. The GVFD Society is an active fundraiser for equipment and apparatus purchases, on behalf of the Fire Department.