Hero’s farewell: Vancouver road closures in effect for firefighter’s funeral

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Photo: @FireChiefReid / Twitter

The City of Vancouver mourns as Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services hold a funeral service for a firefighter killed in the line-of-duty on May 4.

The service takes place in the morning and into the afternoon on Thursday, May 23 in downtown Vancouver.

Fire Chief Darrell Reid tweeted about the funeral last night, stating that the women and men of Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services would, “celebrate the life of our brother, lost much too soon.”

“VFRS appreciates the public’s cooperation and patience during this time to honour the fallen and pay respects to a family in their darkest hour,” said Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.

Various road closures are in effect for the service, including:

  • 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Smithe Street/Haro Street from Burrard Street to Thurlow Street
  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Thurlow Street from Haro Street to Nelson Street, and Nelson Street from Thurlow Street to Burrard Street
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Nelson Street from Thurlow Street to Burrard Street, and Burrard Street from Nelson Street to Smithe Street

Acting Lt. Ron Renville served 18 years with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.