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Logo550x200We will be publishing FireWatch once a month this year and hope you enjoy the stories we found interesting enough to provide links for. If you have any comments please do not hesitate to share them with us.

crestonAt a meeting held on January 22 Creston Council received recommendations from the Fire Hall Technical Building Advisory Committee, with Ernie Polsom of FireWise Consulting Ltd. presenting the update.

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share it dont wear itThe B.C. First Responders' Mental Health Committee, chaired by WorkSafe BC, recently brought around 350 people together in Richmond BC to work towards removing the stigma of mental illness often experienced by first responders struggling to deal with extraordinary stress.

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fire sprinkler headQuebec legislation passed in 2015 after a horrific fire killed 32 people in a seniors' residence in L'Isle Verte requires all such residences to have automatic sprinklers installed by the end of 2020. To date only about half of the residences have met that requirement.

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WCPD Web BannerCommunity groups across Canada can now apply for funding to support Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities. The funding can be used from May 5, 2019 to October.

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