Coquitlam Firefighters Local 1782
Coquitlam Firefighter's Charitable Society

Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society is a non profit group that provides support and funds to other local charities and community groups. 

The committee is comprised of firefighters from Coquitlam Firefighters IAFF Local 1782.

You can check out our own website here @

Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society

For more information contact:

Trevor DemoSkoff – President, (778-549-9540) or

Zach Clare – Vice President,

Oct 05, 2015
A great big thank you to Save-On-Foods Scotiabank and Maple Leaf Foods, McDonalds Restaurant, Kins Farm Market and Blooming Buds Florist for sponsoring our 2nd annual Pink Pancake Breakfast! A huge thanks to everyone that came and supported our event as well as the many off-duty Coquitlam Firefighters and on-duty crews who helped set-up and cook a most delicious breakfast.
Oct 19, 2014
They’re the first faces you see when you have an emergency and need help. And when one of their own is in need of support, firefighters are just as quick to lend a hand. That’s the idea behind a tasty fundraiser that will fill your stomach with pink goodness.   Next Saturday (Oct.
Aug 18, 2013
On Sunday October 6th, Coquitlam Firefighters  will be participating in the “Run for a Cure” in Vancouver.  All money raised goes toward the Breast Cancer Society for research. This year hits very close to home for our firefighter family, as one of our Sisters has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer just last month.
Dec 26, 2010
Thank you to all of the students and parents who contributed to the fundraising effort for the Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society!  The money will go back into the community to families who really need it. You proved that the students believe in the spirit of giving
Nov 24, 2010

Firefighters embrace 'Movember'

Coquitlam firefighters 
Travis Gillespie, left, Ryan Kirkham and Scott Norrington are growing 
mustaches to raise money for Prostate Cancer Canada.

Coquitlam firefighters Travis Gillespie, left, Ryan Kirkham and Scott Norrington are growing mustaches to raise money for Prostate Cancer Canada.

Photograph by: Paul vanPeenen, Coquitlam NOW

What started off as a light-hearted conversation over beers in Australia has grown into a worldwide phenomenon that forsakes the razor while celebrating the 'stache.

Throughout November, the Movember campaign will see men grow moustaches in an effort to draw attention to men's health issues.

Dozens of members with Coquitlam Fire & Rescue have begun growing a soup strainer, and their collective efforts are being headed up by Kevin Powell and other members of the Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society.

"Everyone's been pretty good about getting involved," Powell said. "Any time there's something to volunteer for, especially with something like this, everyone jumps on board pretty quick."

More than 40 local firefighters have already signed up for the cause, raising about $2,100. Powell said this year's goal is to eclipse the roughly $3,000 raised last year when only a handful of firefighters and their family members jumped on board.

"Last year, it was more of a spur of the moment type of thing, where two guys from work -- Curtis Roussel and Adam Steffich -- did it and they did it just as a fun way to raise funds," Powell said. "This year, it's bigger and more organized."

According to, the campaign was dreamed up in 2003 and implemented a year later in the land Down Under. It has grown to include countries throughout Europe, North America and Africa. Last year, Canadian "Mo Bros" and "Mo Sistas" combined to raise $7.8 million -- the second-highest fundraising total in the world -- for Prostate Cancer Canada.

"There's no connection for me personally, but cancer is something that affects firefighters heavily," Powell said. "And everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, so it's an important cause to take part in."

As for Powell's facial hair prospects over the next month, the 29-year-old PoCo resident doesn't expect to resemble Tom Selleck any time soon.

"It's pretty weak. In fact, it's very weak looking," he said of his 'stache. "I'll give it a try, but it will be a long 30 days."

Those interested in donating can log on to and search for the team "Coquitlam Fire."

Nov 02, 2010
They’re clean-shaven now but Coquitlam firefighters Curtis Roussel, Adam Steffich, Adam Mathison, J.R. Reisig and Kevin Powell will grow moustaches in an effort to raise money for prostate cancer. Craig Hodge/The Tri-City NewsDonate to our team, "Coquitlam Fire" @  ca.movember
Oct 05, 2010
This years Boot Drive was a great success due to all the help we had from our administration and firefighters who volunteered to shake the boot. Thanks to all who helped out and made it possible to raise  $19,015  in just one weekend!

Nov 06, 2009

This years Boot Drive was a great success due to all the help we had from our administration and volunteers shaking the boot. Thanks to all who helped out and made it possible to raise   $20,344   in just one weekend!

Oct 22, 2009

Coquitlam Firefighters hosted a fundraiser brunch on October 18th at Town Center Fire Hall. The brunch was auctioned off to raise money for the Burquitlam Lions.

Jun 12, 2009

the Coquitlam fire department was once again making an "appearance" for the ladies and raising money for the Coquitlam chariable foundation. They got the skills, got the look and got the heart. Can't blame the ladies for falling head over heels for them.

May 11, 2009
A big thanks to all of our members who participated in the Gabby Davis Fundraiser, and to Coquitlam Fire administration for their support in making this a success.  With all of your help we were able to collect just over $1200 towards the total of $11 000 that the Gaby Davis Foundation raised on Saturday.
Members that participated were:  John MacDonald, Rob Milne, Derek Milne, Spencer Hughes, Chad Hanson, Chris Rayner, Mac Sullivan, Simon Ng, Ben McCulloch, Matt Wilkie, Jesse Olson, Ryan Sinden, Brent Glenen, Ryan Marshall, Curtis Roussel and E3 C shift - Capt. Leece, Nield, Notting and Buch.

A special thanks to Derek Milne and Mac Sullivan in particular for heading up this event in Steve Nield's absence.   

For those of you who have not had a chance to see what the Gaby Davis foundation does in our community we strongly recommend that you take the time to visit their web page at 
Thanks again for everyone's support!

Download: GABY DAVIS FOUNDATION press release.doc

Apr 09, 2009

Coquitlam Firefighter's Charitable Society helped out with the 2008 "Ride for Dad" supporting Prostate Cancer research.  Local 1782 members Robert Currie and Ben McCulloch participated in the ride along with Chief Thomas.  Go to our Photo Gallery for more photos.

The Motorcycle Ride for Dad is Canada's biggest annual motorcycle event dedicated to fighting prostate cancer through research and education. In 2009, it will take place in 24 cities across Canada.

Oct 08, 2008

Steve Merry's daughter, Danielle Dufaut presents Coquitlam Firefighters with a cheque for $1500 that she raised through her dental office for Muscular Dystrophy!  Well done Danny!


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