Cariboo Fire Centre urges caution with outdoor burning

WILLIAMS LAKE - The Cariboo Fire Centre is encouraging the public to exercise caution when doing any outdoor burning this spring.  Open burning restrictions will be in place later this spring, so now is a good time for residents to clean up their yards.  As the snow melts, .... read entire bulletin 


100 Mile House Fire-Rescue Response Stats 

2013 Response Stats 
277 Total Calls
Rescue Calls - 86
Medical Calls - 103
Fire Calls - 88

2012 Response Stats
322 Total Calls
Rescue Calls - 86
Medical Calls - 139
Fire Calls - 63
Other - 34

2011 Response Stats
268 Total Calls
Fire - 47
Rescue - 95
Medical - 114
Other - 12

2010 Response Stats
259 Total Calls
Fire - 86
Rescue - 99
Medical - 65
Other - 9

2009 Response Stats
270 Total Calls
Fire - 109
Rescue - 101
Medical - 45
Other - 15

100 Mile House Fire-Rescue History

The Early Years
100 Mile House Fire-Rescue began as an unofficial brigade in 1954, after fire engulfed the Bridge Creek Estate Garage and 100 Mile's first movie house burned the previous year.  In 1956, the official volunteer fire department was formed with Ross Marks as 100 Mile's first fire chief.

Throughout the years, garage sales, dances and other events have been held by department and ladies' auxiliary members to raise money for fire service necessities.  In 1979, members raised $10,000.00 in only a few months toward the purchase of the Jaws of Life; and many vehicles, such as Rescue 11, have been purchased with dollars raised by the department.

The Department Today
Over the past few years, we have seen a steady increase in the number of annual calls.  With this increase, the average paid-on-call member spends approximately five hours per week completing fire department duties such as weekly training and responding to emergencies.
100 Mile House Fire-Rescue has evolved from not only fire suppression, but now includes rescue services, medical aid, and public education and awareness programs.  The department also has its own training facility that is fully accredited by the Justice Institute of British Columbia.  The continuing commitment and dedication of our past, present, and future members enables 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue to provide the community with a high level of service.