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Victoria fire crews battle a blaze engulfing a home on McClure Street earlier this year. The long-term health risks of the job have become more apparent with the deaths of two former fire chiefs. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS

EDITORIAL: Improvements in firefighter safety can’t come quickly enough

The death of two former Victoria fire chiefs in 13 months a stark reminder of the job’s hazards

  • Jun 30, 2018
Victoria fire crews battle a blaze engulfing a home on McClure Street earlier this year. The long-term health risks of the job have become more apparent with the deaths of two former fire chiefs. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS
Members of the Victoria Fire Department’s Ride to Conquer Cancer team join Colorado Avalanche NHL player Tyson Barrie (front row centre, left) and gold sponsor Jeremy Petzing (third from right), owner of The Local, for the donation of an autographed jersey to be auctioned off at this Friday’s Gala for Hope fundraiser at the Crystal Garden. The department team raised approximately $100,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation through its efforts last year. This year’s ride goes Aug. 24 and 25 on two routes on the mainland. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria firefighters gear up to help battle a different nemesis

Formal gala at Crystal Garden raising funds for Ride to Conquer Cancer team’s efforts

Members of the Victoria Fire Department’s Ride to Conquer Cancer team join Colorado Avalanche NHL player Tyson Barrie (front row centre, left) and gold sponsor Jeremy Petzing (third from right), owner of The Local, for the donation of an autographed jersey to be auctioned off at this Friday’s Gala for Hope fundraiser at the Crystal Garden. The department team raised approximately $100,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation through its efforts last year. This year’s ride goes Aug. 24 and 25 on two routes on the mainland. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Team Onward gathers for a group photo, as part of the “Lose the Booze” campaign in support of the BC Cancer Foundation, taken onboard HMCS Calgary. (From left) Lt. (N) Adam Thomson, Lt. (N) Sonja Maul-Wilson, Sub-Lt. Sean Place, Adam Checketts, Lt. (N) Sean Milley, Warrant Officer Steven Lewington, Lt. (N) Cass van Benthem Jutting, Dusty Johnston and Lt. (N) Alex Johnston. Photo by Master Cpl. Brent Kenny

CFB Esquimalt cancer survivors ‘lose the booze’ for February

HMCS Calgary-led Team Onward the top fundraiser in challenge supporting BC Cancer Foundation

Team Onward gathers for a group photo, as part of the “Lose the Booze” campaign in support of the BC Cancer Foundation, taken onboard HMCS Calgary. (From left) Lt. (N) Adam Thomson, Lt. (N) Sonja Maul-Wilson, Sub-Lt. Sean Place, Adam Checketts, Lt. (N) Sean Milley, Warrant Officer Steven Lewington, Lt. (N) Cass van Benthem Jutting, Dusty Johnston and Lt. (N) Alex Johnston. Photo by Master Cpl. Brent Kenny