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Dave Paulett
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Grand Forks Fire/Rescue presents

Spring Fire Training 2017

April 28 - 30, 2017



The BC Volunteer Firefighters' Association Okanagan Spring Training Seminar, hosted in 2017 in Grand Forks, is principally focused on giving a volunteer fire department's junior firefighters exposure to a broad range of both interactive and classroom sessions on a number of fire/rescue related subjects. It is also a chance for senior firefighters to see how other departments work, to mentor their junior members, and to share experience and knowledge with firefighters from throughout BC. We expect to host between 300-400 firefighters over that weekend.

From handling the "Jaws-of-Life" in an auto-extrication exercise to working with a team conducting a building search; from firefighter safety concerns and risk reduction to thermal cameras and sprinkler protection; from being a part of a low-angle rescue team to learning about advances in car safety technology affecting rescue; our program contains a wide-range of topics.

With over two dozen demonstrators/educators and eight sessions over the two days, we intend to offer departments sending several members the opportunity to expose them to different session groupings to maximize what experiences they collectively bring back to the department.

In addition, all firefighters are invited to represent their departments and challenge themselves in the ever-popular "Firefighter Challenge", a timed event occurring throughout Saturday, with prizes awarded to the winners during that evening's banquet.

Be assured, every moment will afford firefighters an opportunity to be challenged, physically and mentally. Sessions will be delivered by industry and education leaders in the Province: professionals, veterans, and active firefighters alike.

The Spring Training Seminar has become a BC tradition through the hard work and dedication of the Oliver Fire Department. Grand Forks have worked up our own unique and diverse palette of training sessions that will challenge firefighters of all levels of experience. It will give them a chance to meet their brothers and sisters throughout the province and will constitute the most impactful morale-building (in terms of volunteer retention) opportunity that any volunteer department in BC will have this year.

Registration Documents

The schedule (subject to change) (Word Format)

The event notice (Word Format)

The full package, with registration form (Word Format)

Grand Forks Area Accomodations (Word Format)

Accommodation Information (External Websites)

Tourism BC Official Site

Grand Forks Lodging at WorldWeb.com

 

Call Statistics
July
Fire:             19
Rescue:            4
First Responder:  14

2017
     Fire:Rescue:F.R.
Jan    12    1    21
Feb     7    3    16
Mar    15    3    18
Apr    19    5    19
May     8   20    13
Jun     9    5    17
Jul    19    4    14
2017   78   41   118

2016
     Fire:Rescue:F.R.
Jan     7    8    36
Feb    11    3    29
Mar    17    4    19
Apr    19    3    13
May     8    5    22
Jun    15    6    20
Jul    16    6    13
Aug    14    6    21
Sep     9    2    17
Oct    11    4    12
Nov    11    5    19
Dec    11    4    15
2016  148   56   236

Previous Years
Year:Fire:Resc:F/R:Ttl
2016  148  56  236 440
2015  184  61  370 615
2014  171  41  256 468
2013  182  36  255 473
2012  174  41   83 298

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