The People of MFPD

Fire Chiefs

Jack van Doorn (2015-2018)

Steve Ellis (1982-2015)

Sid Fournier (1981)

Robert (Bob) Riddell (1980)

John Walkosky (1969-1979)

 James (Jim) Russell (1962-1969)

William (Bill) Hooper (1958-1962)

Joe Thompson (1955-1958)

Clifford (Cliff) Morgan (1946-1949)

Trustees

Charlie ( Pudge) Pinker (1981-2017)

Dale Fulton (2014-2017)

Clem Remillard

Mike de Wit (2016-present)

John Gregson (2017-present)

Neil Nelson (2017-present)

Harold Kamikawji (2015-2018)

Volunteers

Steve Ellis

Wayne Morgan

Wade Pile

Jim Avender

Robert Argyle

Our History in Photos

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The Pirart kids at Durnin and Maxey Rd Bridge in 1948. Many Fire practises over the years have taken place here. Note the lack of railings. Just wide enough for a car !!
The Pirart kids at Durnin and Maxey Rd Bridge in 1948. Many Fire practises over the years have taken place here. Note the lack of railings. Just wide enough for a car !!
2234 Maxey Rd View of past owners Pitman, Rae Hambley and Hugh Robinson Family Home Picture taken 1935
2234 Maxey Rd View of past owners Pitman, Rae Hambley and Hugh Robinson Family Home Picture taken 1935
Jack Thompson(left),Ray Morgan(centre) and Les Morgan at Air Raid Patrol/ Firehall 1948 East Wellington Rd
Jack Thompson(left),Ray Morgan(centre) and Les Morgan at Air Raid Patrol/ Firehall 1948 East Wellington Rd
Lots of snow in 1948 at 3509 Durnin Rd home of Marcell and Lillian Pirart. Home was destroyed by fire in 2016
Lots of snow in 1948 at 3509 Durnin Rd home of Marcell and Lillian Pirart. Home was destroyed by fire in 2016
Wilf McGarrigle 3156 Jingle Pot Rd Farm built in the 40's Picture taken 1955
Wilf McGarrigle 3156 Jingle Pot Rd Farm built in the 40's Picture taken 1955
East Wellington Bonfire 1960's Sure has changed over the years.
East Wellington Bonfire 1960's Sure has changed over the years.
Jack Bateman
Jack Bateman
Do you remember this house? It was Jim and Kathleen Russell's on East Wellington rd. In the late 70's it was removed and became the parking lot for Mountain View School.
Do you remember this house? It was Jim and Kathleen Russell's on East Wellington rd. In the late 70's it was removed and became the parking lot for Mountain View School.
George Paine Sawmill fire at 2334 East Wellington Rd July 26 1986. It is now the home of Vancouver Island University Horticulture Centre.
George Paine Sawmill fire at 2334 East Wellington Rd July 26 1986. It is now the home of Vancouver Island University Horticulture Centre.
East Wellington Air raid Patrol / Fire Hall 1948 . Later in the 60's became horse barn for Russell family on corner of East Wellington and Durnin Rd
East Wellington Air raid Patrol / Fire Hall 1948 . Later in the 60's became horse barn for Russell family on corner of East Wellington and Durnin Rd
On Duty Cliff Morgan ( Fire chief driving) and Joe Thompson on Patrol . Picture taken around 1948
On Duty Cliff Morgan ( Fire chief driving) and Joe Thompson on Patrol . Picture taken around 1948
Fire fighter Jim Robertson 30 year dinner and award ceremony November 15 1986
Fire fighter Jim Robertson 30 year dinner and award ceremony November 15 1986
Joe Barry's Blacksmith shop located at the corner of East Wellington and Westwood Road .In the 50's and 60's was used by the farmers,fire department and residents of the community. Having no children he played Santa Clause for many families in our area.
Joe Barry's Blacksmith shop located at the corner of East Wellington and Westwood Road .In the 50's and 60's was used by the farmers,fire department and residents of the community. Having no children he played Santa Clause for many families in our area.
Fire Chief John Walkosky (1969-1979)
Fire Chief John Walkosky (1969-1979)
Jim Russell Fire Chief 1962-1969
Jim Russell Fire Chief 1962-1969
New Firehall Site 3269 Jingle Pot Rd
New Firehall Site 3269 Jingle Pot Rd
Mt. Benson fire June 2015
Mt. Benson fire June 2015
Our 1955 Chev Fire Truck was always ready for action !
Our 1955 Chev Fire Truck was always ready for action !
Ray Hambley Maxey Rd trustee for the district in the late 50's and early 60's
Ray Hambley Maxey Rd trustee for the district in the late 50's and early 60's
Jack Van Doorn,Pudge Pinker,and Russ McCallum at firehall 2015
Jack Van Doorn,Pudge Pinker,and Russ McCallum at firehall 2015
Fire Chief Russ McMann March 15 2018
Fire Chief Russ McMann March 15 2018
Fire Chief Jim Russell's Family, front left Lisa Higgins,Kathleen Russell,Brayden Remillard,Jase Remillard Melanie Remillard, sitting Jayme Remillard,back row left, Jim Russell Jr.,Clem Remillard,Debbie Remillard,Brad Remillard
Fire Chief Jim Russell's Family, front left Lisa Higgins,Kathleen Russell,Brayden Remillard,Jase Remillard Melanie Remillard, sitting Jayme Remillard,back row left, Jim Russell Jr.,Clem Remillard,Debbie Remillard,Brad Remillard
Picture taken January 2018 of Past Fire Chief Steve Ellis with phone (1960) from East Wellington Community Hall removed by Gordon Bush as reminder of use by both fire department and community
Picture taken January 2018 of Past Fire Chief Steve Ellis with phone (1960) from East Wellington Community Hall removed by Gordon Bush as reminder of use by both fire department and community
Meeting for the fire truck July 2013
Meeting for the fire truck July 2013
John Gregson (left) Mike de Wit, Harold Kamikawji,Neil Nelson,Fire Chief Russ McMann,Clem Remillard (right) Board of Trustees March 2018
John Gregson (left) Mike de Wit, Harold Kamikawji,Neil Nelson,Fire Chief Russ McMann,Clem Remillard (right) Board of Trustees March 2018
The family of Fire Chief John Walkosky (left),Fred,Dave,Ann,Evelyn (right) at Flag Pole dedication May 26 2018
The family of Fire Chief John Walkosky (left),Fred,Dave,Ann,Evelyn (right) at Flag Pole dedication May 26 2018
Former Mountain Fire Improvement Trustees at Flag Pole dedication May 26 2018 (left) Al Stewart,Harvey Scryup,Donna Argyle,Ann Walkosky,Pudge Pinker,Harold Kamikawaji (right)
Former Mountain Fire Improvement Trustees at Flag Pole dedication May 26 2018 (left) Al Stewart,Harvey Scryup,Donna Argyle,Ann Walkosky,Pudge Pinker,Harold Kamikawaji (right)
Board of trustees March 19 1991 (left) Gordon Bush,Merle Proteau,Al Stewart,Pudge Pinker,Havery Scryup (right)
Board of trustees March 19 1991 (left) Gordon Bush,Merle Proteau,Al Stewart,Pudge Pinker,Havery Scryup (right)
Water tank installation at fire hall May 2020 by Fournier Excavating
Water tank installation at fire hall May 2020 by Fournier Excavating
Trustee Ann Judson with fire fighters at Fire Department open house 2015
Trustee Ann Judson with fire fighters at Fire Department open house 2015
Wade Pile Deputy Chief left,Jack Van Doorn Fire Chief centre, Steve Ellis Past Fire Chief right. New uniforms January 2017
Wade Pile Deputy Chief left,Jack Van Doorn Fire Chief centre, Steve Ellis Past Fire Chief right. New uniforms January 2017
Board of Trustees March 2017 left Dale Fulton,Clem Remillard, Charles Pinker,Mike de Wit, Harold Kamikawaji ,right
Board of Trustees March 2017 left Dale Fulton,Clem Remillard, Charles Pinker,Mike de Wit, Harold Kamikawaji ,right
Certificate of completion of the Equine Emergency Response Course September 23 2017. Firemen left Tom Miller, Deputy Fire Chief Wade Pile,Mitchel Nelson,right Mark McCallum
Certificate of completion of the Equine Emergency Response Course September 23 2017. Firemen left Tom Miller, Deputy Fire Chief Wade Pile,Mitchel Nelson,right Mark McCallum
Lets build new firehall 3269 Jingle Pot Rd April 2012 (left) Deputy Fire Chief Wayne Morgan, Trustee Pudge Pinker,RDN Director Maureen Young,Trustee Clem Remillard,Trustee Gord Shoquist, (kneeling) Fire Chief Steve Ellis, Trustee Gord Bush.
Lets build new firehall 3269 Jingle Pot Rd April 2012 (left) Deputy Fire Chief Wayne Morgan, Trustee Pudge Pinker,RDN Director Maureen Young,Trustee Clem Remillard,Trustee Gord Shoquist, (kneeling) Fire Chief Steve Ellis, Trustee Gord Bush.
Foundation work for new Fire Hall at 3269 Jingle Pot Rd ( 2009)
Foundation work for new Fire Hall at 3269 Jingle Pot Rd ( 2009)
Flag pole and Plaque dedication Open House May 26 2018.( Left) Fire Chief Russ McMann, past Chief Steve Ellis,Sid Fournier,( right)
Flag pole and Plaque dedication Open House May 26 2018.( Left) Fire Chief Russ McMann, past Chief Steve Ellis,Sid Fournier,( right)
Foundation work for Fire Hall site 3269 Jingle Pot Rd 2009
Foundation work for Fire Hall site 3269 Jingle Pot Rd 2009
It is not snowing !!! It's fire practice with foam !! A great advantage when fighting fires !
It is not snowing !!! It's fire practice with foam !! A great advantage when fighting fires !
Fire practice with Wayne Morgan and Jim Avender . The foam works good !!!
Fire practice with Wayne Morgan and Jim Avender . The foam works good !!!
Fire Chief Jack Van Doorn with grandson
Fire Chief Jack Van Doorn with grandson
Lets build new firehall 3269 Jingle Pot Rd April 2012 (left) Deputy Fire Chief Wayne Morgan, Trustee Pudge Pinker,RDN Director Maureen Young,Trustee Clem Remillard,Trustee Gord Shoquist, (kneeling) Fire Chief Steve Ellis, Trustee Gord Bush.
Lets build new firehall 3269 Jingle Pot Rd April 2012 (left) Deputy Fire Chief Wayne Morgan, Trustee Pudge Pinker,RDN Director Maureen Young,Trustee Clem Remillard,Trustee Gord Shoquist, (kneeling) Fire Chief Steve Ellis, Trustee Gord Bush.
East Wellington Firehall 1965 - 2010
East Wellington Firehall 1965 - 2010
This sign says it all !!! The new fire hall will be built at 3269 Jingle Pot Rd
This sign says it all !!! The new fire hall will be built at 3269 Jingle Pot Rd
Remember Jingle Pot Firehall Property prior to building 2009 ?
Remember Jingle Pot Firehall Property prior to building 2009 ?
Darcy Morgan (left) Pudge Pinker, faller Al Fedje, Joe Mayzes ,Rob Argyle (right) logging current fire hall site at 3269 Jingle Pot Rd 2009
Darcy Morgan (left) Pudge Pinker, faller Al Fedje, Joe Mayzes ,Rob Argyle (right) logging current fire hall site at 3269 Jingle Pot Rd 2009
Now the building of the new Fire Hall is a reality 2010
Now the building of the new Fire Hall is a reality 2010
The new fire hall at 3269 Jingle Pot Rd construction 2010
The new fire hall at 3269 Jingle Pot Rd construction 2010
Building of new fire hall 3269 Jingle Pot Rd in 2010
Building of new fire hall 3269 Jingle Pot Rd in 2010
Tustees Gord Shoquist,Charlie Pinker,Gord Bush and Fire Chief Steve Ellis Jingle Pot Firehall Opening
Tustees Gord Shoquist,Charlie Pinker,Gord Bush and Fire Chief Steve Ellis Jingle Pot Firehall Opening
Open House 2015 truck and portable water tank demonstration
Open House 2015 truck and portable water tank demonstration
Zak Fulton fireman in training at open house 2015
Zak Fulton fireman in training at open house 2015
Fire Hall land clearing 3269 Jingle Pot rd (left Al Fedje,Fire Chief Steve Ellis,Pudge Pinker and Joe Mayzes (right) in 2009
Fire Hall land clearing 3269 Jingle Pot rd (left Al Fedje,Fire Chief Steve Ellis,Pudge Pinker and Joe Mayzes (right) in 2009
Past fire fighters at Flag pole dedication May 26 2018 (left) Sid Fournier,Brian Gregson,Harvey Scryup,Jim Averder,Pudge Pinker,Rob Argyle,Jim Russell,Fred Walkosky(right)
Past fire fighters at Flag pole dedication May 26 2018 (left) Sid Fournier,Brian Gregson,Harvey Scryup,Jim Averder,Pudge Pinker,Rob Argyle,Jim Russell,Fred Walkosky(right)
Water tank installation May 2020 at firehall for extra protection for the district
Water tank installation May 2020 at firehall for extra protection for the district
Meeting for the fire truck July 2013
Meeting for the fire truck July 2013
Post war 1946 East Wellington Jingle Pot Fire Truck with attached bickle pump
Post war 1946 East Wellington Jingle Pot Fire Truck with attached bickle pump
Fire Hall Open House May 2012
Fire Hall Open House May 2012
Long time firemen Wayne Morgan ( left)and Steve Ellis have had roads dedicated to their family names within a new subdivision in our community off Shady Mile Way. It was presented to them at Fireman's Christmas party in December 2018.
Long time firemen Wayne Morgan ( left)and Steve Ellis have had roads dedicated to their family names within a new subdivision in our community off Shady Mile Way. It was presented to them at Fireman's Christmas party in December 2018.
Covid-19 changed the world in 2020
Covid-19 changed the world in 2020
Guy Fawkes pre fire November 2017 Look at snow on Mt Benson .Picure taken Dale Fulton
Guy Fawkes pre fire November 2017 Look at snow on Mt Benson .Picure taken Dale Fulton
Fire Hall Open House May 2012 Builder Murray Bri
Fire Hall Open House May 2012 Builder Murray Bri
Bench build by neighbors of Durnin and Maxey roads in memory of Gord Bush at Durnin Road Bridge. Great place to rest when at the river.
Bench build by neighbors of Durnin and Maxey roads in memory of Gord Bush at Durnin Road Bridge. Great place to rest when at the river.
Installation of flag pole at Fire Hall Trustee Harold Kamikawji holding flag, Trustee Mike de Wit on flag base,Trustee John Gregson in back
Installation of flag pole at Fire Hall Trustee Harold Kamikawji holding flag, Trustee Mike de Wit on flag base,Trustee John Gregson in back
Jim Avender Federal (30) Provincial (30) years Fire Service Awards Presented January 2017
Jim Avender Federal (30) Provincial (30) years Fire Service Awards Presented January 2017
Halloween is celebrated thur out the community and especially by the fire department !
Halloween is celebrated thur out the community and especially by the fire department !
Wade Pile Federal (30) Provincial (34) Fire Service Awards Presented January 2017
Wade Pile Federal (30) Provincial (34) Fire Service Awards Presented January 2017
Shady Mile Way bush fire July 15 2018 with East Wellington Fire Department fire fighters
Shady Mile Way bush fire July 15 2018 with East Wellington Fire Department fire fighters
Fire Chief Jack Van Doorn Federal (22) Provincial (22) years Fire Service Awards presented January 2017
Fire Chief Jack Van Doorn Federal (22) Provincial (22) years Fire Service Awards presented January 2017
Russ McCallum Federal (35) Provincial (35) Years Fire Service Awards Presented January 2017
Russ McCallum Federal (35) Provincial (35) Years Fire Service Awards Presented January 2017
The first pumpkin toss ! Did you attend ?
The first pumpkin toss ! Did you attend ?
Did you attend the New Years Ball at the old community hall
Did you attend the New Years Ball at the old community hall
East Wellington Fireman new uniforms January 2017
East Wellington Fireman new uniforms January 2017
Charles (Pudge) Pinker Federal(40) Provincial (35) years Fire Service Awards Presented January 2017
Charles (Pudge) Pinker Federal(40) Provincial (35) years Fire Service Awards Presented January 2017
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