“He was the first person that had a search and rescue dog with the VFRS. So he was a trailblazer.”
A funeral will be held Tuesday for a well-respected Vancouver firefighter who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Acting Battalion Chief Flynn Lamont died at 59-years-old last Thursday after 28 years of service.
Colleague Chuck Stanford will remember him as a pioneer who introduced the canine program to Vancouver Fire and Rescue.
“His kids were his dogs; no children of his own, but they were his life. He lived and breathed with his dogs, took them everywhere he went, whether it was a fire hall or just anywhere. He had his dogs with him and they were his children. Highly trained, they would be like what you would want your kids to be, well respected, and very polite and his dogs were the equivalent of that.”
Lamont’s rescue dogs were Barkley (died in 2009), Cooper (died in 2014), and most recently Huddleston.
Uniformed firefighters will march from Fire hall 7 south on Thurlow Street and east on Nelson to Burrard at 9 a.m.