Time - Space - Equation: Looking back with photos: Valemount Fire Dept.

Leonard Lea Frazer
Time - Space - Equation: Looking back with photos: Valemount Fire Dept.

When the water was first turned on back in July12, 1964 the Valemount Volunteer Fire fighters were able to connect the hoses from the first fire truck to a street hydrant. This photo showing local volunteers, the fire truck and the original one-bay fire hall, was featured on a Lion’s Club calendar in the 1980s. Four of the firemen in the picture include Ken Marlow, Floyd Larsen, Gordon Udell and John Osadchuk.

Time - Space - Equation: Looking back with photos: Valemount Fire Dept.

The first fire truck of the Valemount Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

Time - Space - Equation: Looking back with photos: Valemount Fire Dept.

Volunteer fire fighters attend a house fire in Valelmount in the 1970s.

 

 

 

 

 

Time - Space - Equation: Looking back with photos: Valemount Fire Dept.

When Ken Marlow resigned as Fire Chief in 1975, John Osadchuk was chosen as new chief. John had been in the Fire Dept. for 20 years in 1983. He received this Margaret McKirdy original clay sculpture on this retirement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time - Space - Equation: Looking back with photos: Valemount Fire Dept.

Inside the new fire hall on 5th Avenue with the firemen’s gear at the ready.  The Dept. had two other locations, one on Commercial Drive and the other on Gorse Street before building a new fire hall next to the Valemount Cemetery.

 

 

 

Time - Space - Equation: Looking back with photos: Valemount Fire Dept.

Some of the firefighters from the 1980s included Dale Froescul, Carl Beyer, Danny Dehnke, Tony Mahdiuk, Norman McNee, Les Dammann, Keith Markstrom, Greg Bruce, Shawn Debiasio, Gino Masciarelli, Dan Smith, John Stone, Nestor Kunka, Ken Hystad, and Duane Balon.

 

Time - Space - Equation: Looking back with photos: Valemount Fire Dept.

Two volunteer firemen including Danny Dehnke, in Valemount, attending a grass fire that got away, on 5th Avenue in the 1980s.

 

 

 

Time - Space - Equation: Looking back with photos: Valemount Fire Dept.

A recent view of the new Valemount Fire Hall on Fifth Avenue featuring four truck bays.