Fonds F48 - Tim Kernighan fonds

Firefighters attending to a house fire Smoldering fire Firefighters in burnt building Firefighter spraying water on a building fire Firefighters fighting a building fire Firefighters holding up a ladder Fire truck on a tree lined street Tim Kernighan, firefighter, and child on a fire truck Firefighters with fire hoses on top of fire truck Firefighters with fire truck in the fire hall Fraser Mills fire truck Fire fighter in uniform Group of emergency services workers at Bluey Day 1998 Group of emergency services workers with shaved heads at Bluey Day 1998 Firefighters with the McDonald's Fire Safety House Tim Kernighan teaching at the McDonald's Fire Safety House Tim Kernighan teaching at the McDonald's Fire Safety House Tim Kernighan receiving an award Firefighters in a garbage dump Tim Kernighan and others at the Canada Games Coquitlam Fire Hockey Team

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Tim Kernighan fonds

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1:50,000 & 1:250,000

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  • 1969 - 2005 (Creation)
    Kernighan, Tim

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2.5 cm of textual records
21 photographs : b&w and col. ; various dimensions

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(1955 - 2018)

Biographical history

Tim Kernighan grew up, lived, and worked in Coquitlam, BC. He attended Lord Baden-Powell Elementary School, Como Lake Middle School, and Centennial High School. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1973 and attended Douglas College. In 1980, he joined the Coquitlam Fire Department, where he worked for 25 years. He held the roles of both Fire Fighter and Fire Prevention Inspector.

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The records were in the possession of Edith Kernighan, Tim’s wife, until the time of donation.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of the personal and professional records of Tim Kernighan. The fonds includes photographs, certificates, job postings and job applications, invitations, maps, and other ephemera related to Coquitlam, BC.

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Upon arrival at the archives, the records were contained in folders that indicated a subject-based arrangement. The Archivist followed this arrangement when creating the arrangement for the fonds.

The arrangement is as follows:

S01: Certificates and Employment Records
S02: Reunion Records
S03: Records Relating to Fire Department Work
S04: Photographs

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  • English

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No further accruals expected.

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