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Musical firefighters and friends, serving Metro Vancouver since 1927!
The Fire Chief, John McKearney, with tuba players Dan and Wayne sporting their brand new instruments, in front of Ladder 7 before the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver.
The band and official City and Olympics 2010 dignitaries gather on the steps of City Hall after the Olympic Torch Relay passed by.
Our brand-new banner, made especially for the 2010 Olympics Torch Relay!
As of Oct 22, 2012, the Firefighters Band is now a formal unit of Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services!
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Lieutenant Dan belts out a Frank Sinatra tune!
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, with Randene Neill of Global TV BC, at Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2010
The kids especially love it when the band brings a fire truck or two along for the gig!
A solemn occasion in which we honoured fallen firefighters in a ceremony held on the steps of the Legislature Building in Victoria, BC.
Herald Trumpets, performing for an official City of Vancouver event.
Trumpet section, plus the drummer, of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band, in rehearsal in Burnaby.
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band and Ladder Truck at the very start of the 2009 Rogers Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, BC.
Brian, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Chief Training Officer (Ret.) and trumpet player, preparing for an official City of Vancouver event.
Top ‘o the mornin’ to ye! ‘Tis a great day to be Irish, you can be sure.
See you at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Vancouver, March 17, 2013. The parade marches off at 11 am along Howe Street, and we’ll be there with our fire trucks and green hats.
On the lyre: It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, and McNamara’s band. Make sure you sing along as we walk by!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
This year’s Chinese New Year in Vancouver’s Chinatown will be the biggest one ever in its 40-year history, and we’ll be there again this year, too!
Full details on the parade are here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mobileweb/2013/02/15/vancouver-chinese-new-year-parade-2013_n_2690382.html
Make sure you view the photo gallery from last year, too. Lots of amazing colours and costumes, and we even made the 14th frame! (Hint: we usually walk just in front of the fire trucks.)
Gung Hey Fat Choi!
Join us as we support the Burnaby Christmas Bureau’s inaugural Christmas Angel Breakfast on Nov 30, 2012! Bring a new unwrapped toy or cash for a delicious pancake breakfast in the ballroom or a continental-breakfast-to-go. The VFRS Band will be playing from 7 am to…we’re not sure. 8 am, maybe? BONUS: Jim Byrnes and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will also be there!