Columbia Valley Pioneer Staff
Four  members of Invermere Fire Rescue have answered the call for help in the McDougall Creek wildfire that has destroyed many homes in West Kelowna.
Captain Erik McLaughin, Capt. Janice Dallaire, and firefighters Brendan Garies and Nick Melnyk have deployed with an engine to assist many other departments in the fight. Meanwhile, the remaining members in Invermere have stepped up to ensure full coverage at home. According to the department, it can spare this resource without jeopardizing regular duties and protection.
“We’re extremely proud and appreciative of the sacrifice this crew is making, to drop everything on a moment’s notice to help our fellow British Columbians in this devastating time of need,” the department says.