Inuvik’s fire department is staffed by volunteers. About 30 people are part of the agency, which has some great camaraderie. Most of the volunteers don’t have jobs in emergency services; they can be called from their jobs or beds at any time when a fire happens.
The Firefighters’ Ball is Inuvik’s way of saying thanks. Every year the department throws a bash. There’s a Rookie of the Year Award as well as the Boner of the Year Award for the biggest on-the-job mistake.
The firefighters also recognize a firefighter of the year. The ball has a theme and this year it was “Outer Space.”
As you can see, pop-culture is everywhere. We have common heroes, villains, characters, icons and people love to dress for an occasion!