Chief says prevention is working…

Fire Chief Rob Bennett says prevention programs are working, in his year end report to the district.

Fire Chief Rob Bennett says prevention programs are working, in his year end report to the district.

“We are reaching out to a larger population base, and it is having a positive effect,” Bennett writes.

The fire department responded to an all-time low volume of calls at Nak’azdli in 2010, at only 12 calls over the course of the year.

There were 72 calls in 2010 within Fort St. James proper and 58 within the regional district, outside of the town site.

The calls amounted to a total of 2981 person hours. The fire department held 46 training sessions, which meant a total of 1221 person hours in training over the year.

There are currently 35 active firefighters, with 9 officers.

The chief and staff conducted 76 commercial inspections, 25 of which required follow-ups. The department also has 6 junior firefighters.

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