Main at Westminster (Front Street) 7:30pm
Some injuries – transported to hospital
Skylar Noe -Vack on the scene
By Steve Arstad (Info-tel) Dateline PENTICTON – A Penticton man’s interest in photography and emergency services has made his photos a sought after commodity among media, police and fire services.
Skylar Noe-Vack, 20, has been following emergency vehicles around the city and throughout the South Okanagan since the fire at the Slack Alice bar back in 2012. He documented that fire with his camera and since then, when he’s not working, he has his ear glued to the scanner waiting for the next fire call.
He’s often one of the first on the scene. He shows up so often the RCMP and fire departments will look at his photos when circumstances regarding an incident aren’t clear.
Noe-Vack says he got interested in the fire department at an early age, having grown up around the fire hall.
“I’ve known the firefighters since I was really little. I used to hang around the fire hall all the time, and I do firefighting around the area as a B.C. forestry firefighter,” Noe-Vack says. “I’ve always liked the firefighting aspect of it, and now I just have a camera and video camera and go out and photograph all my friends on the department.”