The Burnaby Fire Department is playing an important role in ensuring B.C. fire departments are well prepared for the 2022 wildfire season, as Burnaby will host a wildland firefighting training event on Saturday, May 7.
Fire departments from multiple cities will be in Burnaby for the Engine Boss Course, which is designed to ensure municipal fire departments meet the training and practical requirements for provincial wildfire deployments.
During the field training portion, residents can expect to see a large presence of firefighting crews and equipment in a number of locations near Burnaby Mountain, where crews will be trained on tactics to protect homes in the event of a wildfire.
Training will also be occurring in the Oakmount Crescent area, off Royal Oak Avenue near Deer Lake.
The training is considered low impact to homes and park areas. The Burnaby Fire Department will be reaching out to residents in select areas for permission to access yard space.
Residents with questions or concerns about this training course should contact the Burnaby Fire Department Public Information Officer, Paul Rushton by phone (604-294-7572) or email ([email protected]).
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