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No smoke, no fire, but plenty of firefighters: Fire service personnel come to Squamish

Firefighters from around British Columbia are in town for an annual training event

Don’t fret if you’ve seen some extra fire department vehicles or personnel from out of town, Squamish Fire Rescue is hosting a conference.

Outside of the Alex Munro Fire Hall No. 1, there’s a fleet of vehicles from neighbouring communities such as the Township of Langley, Lake Cowichan and Nelson.

A spokesperson for the District of Squamish says these extra vehicles and personnel are related to the BC Fire Training Officers Association annual training conference.

“Squamish Fire Rescue is hosting the BC Fire Training Officers Association annual training conference. The conference includes firefighters, fire chiefs and Fire Training Officers from across B.C., as well as some representatives from the province - Office of the Fire Commissioner, Wildfire and a Union Executive from the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association,” wrote Rachel Boguski in an email to The Squamish Chief.

“Squamish Fire Rescue is attending, and the Alex Munro Fire Hall No. 1 is a key venue for training.”

The host hotel for this year’s conference is also the Executive Suites Hotel and Resort, and the Sandman Hotel and Suites, so vehicles and personnel will be there as well. 

A website for the conference says hands-on training took place over the May 11 and 12 weekend, with further education happening from May 13 to 16.

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