Fort St. James Fire Dept. plunges into Ice Rescue Training

The Fort St. James Fire Dept. continues to do their best in keeping the community safe with continued training programs for its members.

  • Feb. 8, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The Fort St. James Fire Dept. continues to do their best in keeping the community safe with continued training programs for its members.

And on Jan. 28-29 members of the Dept. plunged into icy waters in Fort St. James for Ice Rescue training.

The training brought out 10 members from the Dept. as well as members from Search and Rescue.

The Ice Rescue Technician Course is run by Raven Rescue, an internationally renowned organization, recognized for their exceptional training practices. They are based out of Smithers, B.C.

For Fort St. James Fire Chief, Michael Navratil, ongoing training remains a focus in the future development of the fire dept.

“Through in-house training and bringing outside courses in, members will continue to increase their abilities and skills,” Navratil said.

“Training ensures that not only are we able to respond and deal with a variety of calls we receive, but more importantly, it ensures we can do it safely.”

And the Fort St. James Fire Dept. continues to look for new members.

If interested and for more information, contact: (250) 996-8670.



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