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City to host wildfire training

Course will train municipal fire halls to respond to provincial deployments
The 'Engine Boss' course on June 11 will train municipal fire halls for provincial deployments.

The City of Fort St. John says up to 100 people and two dozen fire apparatus from neighbouring communities here next month as part of wildfire training.

In a release, the city says the 'Engine Boss' training course on June 11 is designed to help municipal fire halls meet requirements from the Office of the Fire Commissioner and BC Wildfire Service for provincial deployments.

“We have all seen the devastating effects of wildfires across the Province over the last several years,” said Fire Chief Robert Norton in the release. “We are excited to host this training that provides local fire departments with the knowledge and skills to assist in future wildfire emergencies.”

The local fire hall is also looking for six properties in Fort St. John or surrounding area that can be used for walk-through training, including three properties directly adjacent to treed areas, and three properties surrounded by trees.

Any residents interested can contact the fire department at 250-787-4333.

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