April 4, 2012The Canadian Press - Charlie Lake, British Columbia, Canada All but two volnteer firefighters in the roughly 30-member department in Charlie Lake, have quit. Firefighters in the…Continue
I was at an EMS conference this weekend that promoted multi-agency training during different types of emergencis but focused more on mass-casualty incidents and the challenges of limited resources in rural areas. This was a great first step in training and communicating between multi-agencies and will hopefully continue and grow.
What do other fire departments do for multi-agency training especially in rural areas?
This is something that my fire department has to deal with every year and we do have a plan for response to the festival but I am curious how other people would respond to it.
Shambhala Music Festival is about 10 minutes outside of the Village of Salmo but response can be up to a half an hour depending on traffic. The route is paved highway up to the turn off to the music festival then it is a dirt road for about 5 km (about 3 miles), about half of the road is only single…Continue