Emergency calls

At around 5:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 9) morning, Peachland Fire Rescue responded to a report of a vehicle that had possibly driven into Okanagan Lake, and was sinking. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Peachland fire crews find abandoned vehicle sinking in Okanagan Lake

Crews say the driver drove into the lake Saturday morning, and left before crews showed up

 

Seymour Arm First Responders include (standing) Pat Gibson, Angelica Gajewski, Bruce Salamandyk, Tanner Wiebe, (sitting) Susan Howie, Petra Ewan, (missing from photo) Lesley Milligan and John Castle. (Contributed)

New radios a game changer for North Shuswap first responders group

$10,000 grant awarded to Seymour Arm First Responders

 

Paramedic Jason Manuel, dressed in PPE, inspects an ambulance at Station 341 on Nov. 30. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Second wave, twice the anxiety; Okanagan paramedics reflect on pandemic from the front line

‘I don’t know who that (next) person is going to be, I don’t want it to be me or my family’: Paramedic

 

RCMSAR volunteers use electronics to navigate the rescue boat by night. (Photo Submitted)

Marine search and rescue praises volunteer first responders in North Shuswap

Volunteers helped get man injured in side-by-side rollover to Sicamous.

RCMSAR volunteers use electronics to navigate the rescue boat by night. (Photo Submitted)
A Jeep SUV burned alongside the Trans-Canada Highway west of Salmon Arm on Aug. 11. (MrHazardous/Youtube)

Video: SUV burns alongside the highway near Salmon Arm

Footage of the burning vehicle was posted to Youtube.

A Jeep SUV burned alongside the Trans-Canada Highway west of Salmon Arm on Aug. 11. (MrHazardous/Youtube)
Lake Country born Peachland paramedic, Quinn Gallacher, helped save the life of a 13-year-old girl who was choking, downtown Penticton. (BCEHS)

‘It’s just my job’: Off-duty Peachland paramedic saves choking girl downtown Penticton

Family vacationing in Penticton assisted by off-duty paramedic, who helps save 13-year-old

Lake Country born Peachland paramedic, Quinn Gallacher, helped save the life of a 13-year-old girl who was choking, downtown Penticton. (BCEHS)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Shuswap Search and Rescue crews were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

Edmonton man, 22, presumed drowned near popular Shuswap beach

RCMP dive team to continue search of water by Canoe Beach

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Shuswap Search and Rescue crews were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Shuswap Search and Rescue crews were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

Edmonton man, 22, presumed drowned near popular Shuswap beach

RCMP dive team to continue search of water by Canoe Beach

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Shuswap Search and Rescue crews were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)
Both the RCMSAR and Shuswap Search and Rescue boats were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday, July 23. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Emergency crews search water off popular Salmon Arm beach

Two search and rescue boats could be seen combing the shallow water on Thursday, July 23.

Both the RCMSAR and Shuswap Search and Rescue boats were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday, July 23. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
A landslide damaged a logging road and a water system in Seymour Arm on July 3. (CSRD Image)

Seymour Arm landslide interrupts drinking water to 500 people

The July 3 slide damaged a water system and a logging road.

A landslide damaged a logging road and a water system in Seymour Arm on July 3. (CSRD Image)
The RCMSAR vessel Tolonen returns from an emergency call on June 23. Due to the high lake level the CP Rail bridge must be opened each time the boat leaves for a call on Shuswap Lake. (Photo contributed)

Sicamous marine search and rescue responds to woman injured on houseboat, two other emergencies

High water and floating debris create obstacles for marine rescue volunteers

The RCMSAR vessel Tolonen returns from an emergency call on June 23. Due to the high lake level the CP Rail bridge must be opened each time the boat leaves for a call on Shuswap Lake. (Photo contributed)
Five properties at Gateway Lakeview Resort, 2633 Squilax-Angelmont Rd. have been evacuated and seven more are on evacuation alert as of June 22, 2020 due to an unstable slope. (Google Maps image)

Unstable slope puts five North Shuswap properties under evacuation order

Seven additional properties in the Lee Creek area issued evacuation alerts

Five properties at Gateway Lakeview Resort, 2633 Squilax-Angelmont Rd. have been evacuated and seven more are on evacuation alert as of June 22, 2020 due to an unstable slope. (Google Maps image)
Five properties at Gateway Lakeview Resort, 2633 Squilax-Angelmont Rd. have been evacuated and seven more are on evacuation alert as of June 22, 2020 due to an unstable slope. (Google Maps image)                                Five properties at Gateway Lakeview Resort, 2633 Squilax-Angelmont Rd. have been evacuated and seven more are on evacuation alert as of June 22, 2020 due to an unstable slope. (Google Maps image)

Unstable slope puts five North Shuswap properties under evacuation order

Seven additional properties in the Lee Creek area issued evacuation alerts

Five properties at Gateway Lakeview Resort, 2633 Squilax-Angelmont Rd. have been evacuated and seven more are on evacuation alert as of June 22, 2020 due to an unstable slope. (Google Maps image)                                Five properties at Gateway Lakeview Resort, 2633 Squilax-Angelmont Rd. have been evacuated and seven more are on evacuation alert as of June 22, 2020 due to an unstable slope. (Google Maps image)
A toddler in Enderby was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious burns Thursday, May 28, 2020. (Sarah Nikkel photo)

Okanagan toddler airlifted to hospital after suffering serious burns

Vernon’s Advanced Life Support paramedic crew was called to the scene in Enderby Thursday afternoon

A toddler in Enderby was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious burns Thursday, May 28, 2020. (Sarah Nikkel photo)