Sponsors: Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation
WHEREAS the Office of the Fire Commissioner of BC developed and issued the “British Columbia Fire Service Minimum Training Standards – Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook, 2014 for implementation by British Columbia fire departments;
AND WHEREAS local governments are responsible for training, evaluation, and records of training management for firefighters, inclusive of rural fire departments within Regional District jurisdiction;
AND WHEREAS local governments have limited resources to ensure that adequate training, evaluation, and records management are consistent for rural fire departments:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the North Central Local Government Association and the Union of BC Municipalities lobby the Office of the Fire Commissioner of BC to implement Fire Training and Evaluation Teams to provide ongoing training opportunities, evaluation and records management training for all fire departments in British Columbia.