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Regional firefighter training hubs coming to 9 B.C. communities

By CFF Staff   

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Feb. 16, 2024, British Columbia – B.C. is giving $1.75 million to the Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC to support the creation of the regional training hubs to enhance fire fighting skills, reduce travel time and costs, and strengthen public safety.

Access to nearby training sites is not available in some parts of the province, and getting this type of training for firefighters can mean long drives with high travel and other costs for local departments, the province said in a press release.

By establishing regional training hubs, firefighters throughout the province will have more opportunities to do live fire training closer to home to maintain and improve their skills, enhancing their abilities to respond to fires.

The hubs will be located in the following communities: Regional District of Central Kootenay, Regional District of East Kootenay, Regional District of Fraser Fort George, District of Kent, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, Village of Pemberton, Town of Port McNeill, qathet Regional District (Powell River), and District of Vanderhoof.

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