Volunteer firefighters are the first-line defenders against many domestic threats involving fire, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, motor vehicle accidents and rescues ranging from trench collapse to high and low angle.
President, Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association
The stamps will be unveiled on June 13 at CFB Esquimalt in Victoria, BC. Guests at the unveiling will, weather permitting, get a first-hand look at the SAR technology and service with a demonstration that will include two SAR Techs (our "aid recipients") jumping from a CC115 fixed-wing Canadian Forces Buffalo plane, their water rescue by an MLB47 Canadian Coast Guard lifeboat which will move them to a Canadian Coast Guard Hovercraft, followed by a demo lift of the two "aid recipients" from the Hovercraft, which will bring the "aid recipients" ashore.
Source: newswire.ca , canadapost.ca
ScubaJude wrote:Anyone know where to get a sheet of the volunteer Firefighter stamps?
I completely forgot about getting a sheet before they stopped circulating them. grrrrr.
I'm not sure SJ, you could always Ask Canada Post, they could have some let. Besides I'm sure they would be like any other business if they have enough requests they could possibly bring'em back out for limited time. The only other thing is ask around your town. So could have one they'd be willing to part with.
Like volunteer firefighters, search and rescue volunteers are extremely dedicated, and spend hundreds of hours training each year.
Having spent some time as a search and rescue volunteer, and working with various SAR Teams through my job with the RCMP, I can attest to their dedication and professionalism.
Stay safe !!
Check them out, they look great and a great tribute to all who give of themselves. And they are available in Quebec.
P.S. Found a link to the Volunteer stamp.
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