Firefighters converge in Port Hardy

More than 50 firefighters recently converged on the North Island for a weekend of skills training and networking.

More than 50 firefighters recently converged on the North Island for a weekend of skills training and networking.

“We hosted the Vancouver Island Firefighter Association annual spring training weekend with 11 departments from all over the island showing up,” said Port  Hardy’s fire chief,  Schell Nickerson.

Fifty-five firefighters from Coal Harbour, Holberg, Lantzville, Malahat, Parksville, North Cedar, Port Alice, Port McNeill, Sahtlam, Sayward and Zeballos showed for the March 31 weekend event.

“We had two days of full training,” said Nickerson.

“There was also a presentation on scene management sponsored by the B.C. Fire Chief’s Association, extrication techniques, new car technology, and information on hybrid vehicles.”

There was also a trade show at the No. 1 fire hall and Saturday saw a social at the same hall.

“They all seemed pleased and everybody was stoked and happy,” said Nickerson.

“I learned lots of stuff myself.”

 

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