Monday, July 12, 2021

Port Edward Firefighters upgrade their skills on Propane related fire fighting

It takes team work! Firefighters from Port Edward,
Terrace and Thornhill had some Propane fire fighting
training this weekend
(image from PEVFD Deputy Chief Mike McDowall)

Members of the Port Edward Fire Department continued to work on their skills this past weekend with two members of the District department joining  members of the Terrace and Thornhill departments at an LPG training session in Terrace.

The workout providing advanced training when it comes to propane related fires, something of keen importance to Port Edward with two LPG plans close to the community.

The weekend work just the latest opportunity for Port Edward firefighters to get in some training,  in 2019 the District had three firefighters attend a similar training session in Prince Rupert with Prince Rupert Fire Rescue. 

Deputy Fire Chief Mike McDowall also outlined that thanks to CN the Port Edward crew took part in a TransCAER training session with a mock tank car in 2019 where the Port Edward fire fighters  learned more about rail incidents. 

 Furthermore, Fire a chief, Jason Giesbrecht also completed his Tank Car Specialist course in Colorado. 

The Port Edward department notes that now that COVID is coming to an end soon, they hope to welcome back CN in the near future for further TransCAER training as they tend to come to the area every 2 years.

You can learn more about the CN training program here.

To get a sense of the scope of the weekend training for the Port Edward fire fighters and those from Terrace and Thornhill, the Deputy Chief has posted a video from the training session to his twitter feed.

More notes on the work of Emergency Responders in the Northwest can be explored from our archive page.

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