Friday, May 27, 2022

Port Edward Volunteer Firefighters take on range of scenarios in May training program

Repetition keeps the skills sharp, and in Port Edward, the members of the Volunteer Fire Department have had a busy May training program in place, with the firefighters taking on a number of different themes to their work.

Some of the training took place at the AltaGas Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal, with the firefighters refreshing their skills on Industrial fires, with a focus on that of the unique nature of the LPG terminal facility.

District of Port Edward firefighters at a recent training session at
the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal

 Other training took place around the District of Port Edward, with the fire crews familiarizing themselves with the equipment and tools on hand for any calls for assistance.

Some of the work put in towards Fire Streams training

Owing to their location adjacent to Highway 16, the PEVFD also sees its share of Highway related automobile incidents, last year the team took some extensive training on auto-extraction work. The District's Firefighters will be working to expand on those skills as part of a one day course scheduled for next month.

Auto Extraction work from 2021
(All photos above courtesy of #PEVFD)

Also on the local training program for the summer and beyond is some mutual training with the BC Ambulance Service, as well as plans for work with the Local Marine Search and Rescue group.

You can follow the work of the Port Edward Volunteer Fire Department through twitter and the #PEVFD handle which highlights some of their recent work as does their Facebook page.

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

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