Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue Service is reconsidering how it responds to burning complaints.

B.C. firefighter pushed, spat on after asking people to extinguish fire

RCMP are still on the hunt for the suspect

A B.C. firefighter is shaken after he was spit on and pushed around just for doing his job.

Pitt Meadows asst. fire Chief Brad Perrie was responding to a Thursday night burning complaint on the Pitt River dike.

But Perrie didn’t get a good reception when he approached the group of five to ask them to put out the fire.

“Basically, they told him to f— off, none of his business what they were doing,” said Pitt Meadows fire chief Don Jolley. The man then pushed the firefighter, spat on him and threw his note book into the Pitt River, destroying several months of the assistant fire chief’s notes.

It was an unnerving experience when in a remoted area by yourself, Jolley added. The fire department as a result, may change how it answers such calls.

“If it’s a threat to our personal safety, then we won’t be responding to burning complaints. And the public won’t be happy about that,” Jolley said. “We enforce the city’s bylaws. It’s totally unacceptable that type of behaviour.”

A Ridge Meadows RCMP spokesman said no suspects have been located thus far.

“The guys skedaddled before police were able to get there.”

Just Posted

Judgment reserved in Nakusp school sex trial

Trial concluded today with lawyer’s summations

New Denver emergency ward to remain 24/7

Interior Health says it’s postponing changes to operating hours.

Genelle ‘vehicle incident’ under RCMP investigation

Regional firefighters respond to car fire Sunday night

Kootenay Boundary remains in unusually dangerous avalanche period

Avalanche Canada says it expects snowpack conditions to get better soon

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

SKI TIPS: The key to skiing in heavy powder

Whitewater Ski Team coach Dylan Henderson shows how to navigate powder with ease

Leafs’ five-game winning streak snapped by Nitehawks

Nelson fell 4-1 on the first of three straight games this weekend

The book club master

Nelson’s Hazel Mousley takes book clubs to the next level

Glacier freezes competition in Spokane

The gymnastics club returned home with 35 medals

Remembering the man who carved Nelson’s iconic welcome signs

Art Waldie did the majority of the work on the signs in the 1970s

LVR Bombers fundraising for 3 players

Rugby teams hope to help trio of students go on tour in March

Gryphon Trio coming to Nelson

Artists here for first time since 2013

Most Read