TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO The Port Hardy Fire Hall is running out of space, due to the highly successful recruit drive held in 2017.

Port Hardy Fire Rescue’s fourth quarter report

Since October 2017, Port Hardy Fire Rescue has seen a great increase in membership.

Port Hardy Fire Rescue’s (PHFR) fourth quarter numbers have officially arrived.

Since October 2017, PHFR has seen a great increase in membership, thanks to a highly successful recruitment drive which generated eight new members enrolling the week following their open house. They have had several other members join since then.

PHFR currently has seven officers, two senior firefighters, eight firefighters, eight rookies, six recruits, and three staff members, totalling 34 members.

In the fourth quarter, PHFR has had 38 calls totalling 243.3 hours attendance at incidents. The average attendance per incident is six members. MVI, Assist BCAS, and Alarms ringing attendance averages were a bit higher at eight members.

Total calls by type:

Alarms Ringing – Smoke 4;

Investigation – Fire 1;

Fire – Chimey 2;

Fire – Brush/Stump/Grass 3;

Campfire/Backyard Burn 1;

Fire – Vehicle 1;

False Alarm 11;

Assistance – BC Hydro 1;

Assistance – BCAS 7;

MVA – Assistance 1;

MVI (Single) 4; and

Rescue 1.

Training completed as of the fourth quarter is as follows:

PHFR hosted a VIFFA training weekend and VIFFA AGM, which consisted of Auto X, Certified team leader training, and Certified Incident Safety Officer with 80 people in attendance;

PHFR continued training on Ladder 17;

Orientation and apparatus training for new members;

Fire Chief Brent Borg, Deputy Chief Gavin Texmo and staff met with the Regional District of Mount Waddington to discuss their set up of Fire Pro and how they can make changes to their system, which will be implemented in 2018.

Recent promotions are Texmo to Deputy Chief, Justin Reusch to Captain in charge of training, and Adam Harding to Lieutenant.

– with files from Port Hardy Fire Rescue

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