Letter: Firefighters our true guardian angels

Homeowner near Carmi Avenue extends high praise for BC Wildfire and Penticton fire crews

As a homeowner near Carmi Avenue, I would like to extend high praise for B.C. Wildfire crews and the Penticton fire department for hitting the Saliken Road wildfire fast and hard last week.

I came home from work and saw the fire, which filled me with immediate dread. But once I saw how fast the planes came in and the blinking red lights of the fire trucks, I knew they had it under control.

As a former firefighter myself, I know the commitment and sacrifice it takes to protect the community, and these men and women deserve the highest honour. That fire had some serious potential to ravage the mountain and the homes around it, so it gave me and my family much relief and peace of mind knowing we were in good hands.

Thank you so much to our forestry crews and Penticton firefighters for being our true guardian angels.

Lyonel Doherty

Penticton

Just Posted

Motorcyclist medevaced to Kelowna after collision with deer near Apex Mountain Resort

Male suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries to his neck

PHOTOS: What makes a winning Caesar?

Three local bartenders competed to make the best Caesar in Penticton

Penticton Legion’s grand reopening a success, says president

17 new members have signed up since the reopening Aug. 1

Festival goers at the 27th annual Roots and Blues Festival

The Observer asked: Where are you from and what brought you to the festival?

OHA alumna welcomed as new assistant coach for women’s varsity team

Alyssa MacMillan attended OHA from 2011 to 2016

70 years of lifting: Canadian man, 85, could cinch weightlifting championship

The senior gym junkie is on track to win the World Masters Weightlifting championship

U16 B.C. fastpitch team named national champs

Girls went undefeated at national tournament in Calgary

Summerland’s downtown has gone through numerous changes

Main Street has been commercial hub of community for many years

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

Okanagan climate advocacy group protests against Tolko

Group to demonstrate outside Vernon head office Monday over plan to log close to water supply

Okanagan Cultural Connections live venue tour kicks off in Vernon

Two dozen promoters, national booking agents, and music reps to visit venues from Vernon to Oliver

Most Read