City of Vernon praises volunteer efforts

Lots of people pitching in during recent flooding episodes

The City of Vernon and Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) are expressing gratitude for the numerous Emergency Support Services (ESS) volunteers that have responded to the need to open reception centres multiple times in the past three weeks.

The centres have been used by neighbouring residences due to evacuations from the recent flooding.

“We are grateful to our ESS volunteers for their dedication, responsiveness and countless extra hours to supporting the community in times of emergency,” said VFRS interim Chief David Lind. “These volunteers are an essential part of the VFRS team and our community.”

More volunteers are always welcome.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with ESS, please call at 250-550-3528. For more information about emergency management please visit

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