Northside Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD) has installed a live fire training facility adjacent to the recently constructed fire hall in Lund.
According to a media release from qathet Regional District, the new live fire training facility is comprised of steel containers, with interiors configured to allow firefighters to simulate a home’s interior, for practicing fire suppression and rescue scenarios. The release stated that all firefighters need access to live fire training to achieve the required competencies to safely perform their fire response services.
In the past, local firefighters have had to travel to Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland to receive live fire training. With the installation of the live fire training facility, local firefighters will be able to stay in the community while receiving this critical training.
NVFD fire chief Jim Brown expressed appreciation to the Northside Volunteer Firefighters Association and the Province of BC for funding support.
“This live fire training facility will help train our first responders how to keep their community safe and continue to provide life-saving volunteer service to the community,” stated Brown.
For more information about the NVFD and regional fire protection services, go to qathet.ca/emergency-services/fire-protection-services.