Fire department burns buildings for training

Golden-Field RCMP

The Golden-Field RCMP would like to remind motorists that several parts of the Trans-Canada Highway and other highway’s in and around Golden now have winter driving conditions.

We are now seeing snowfall through the mountain passes, and have already attended several collisions in the Rogers Pass and Field areas, says Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP.

The local RCMP wants to encourage drivers to adjust their speeds to the road conditions, keeping in mind they can change suddenly.

Motorists are also reminded that vehicles travelling through the area are required by law to have either a mud and snow or winter rated tire, and that commercial vehicles must carry chains and chain up when required.

For more information on winter driving and tire requirements please visit www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/driving-and-cycling/traveller-information/seasonal/winter-driving.

Golden Fire Rescue

Fire rescue responders only had one call for the week on November 27. Golden Fire Rescue assisted in a medical call that was received in the midst of live fire training that was being carried out on acquired structures on Anderson Road.

On Tuesday afternoon and evening, Golden Fire Rescue participated in a live burn of the buildings as part of their training, allowing them to execute training and response plans.

Several weeks of groundwork led up to the day, which included building preparation, the construction of props, designing training scenarios and the creation of a response plan.

The plan ensured the department remained poised to handle any emergency that may arise around town while the training evolutions were being carried out.

Prior to the live burns, the buildings were used for search and rescue and forcible entry without the use of fire on training nights. Firefighters worked long hours that day taking advantage of the unique opportunity to train with fire in real buildings.

“Much experience was gained by all personnel that participated in a very enjoyable day of training,” stated fire Chief Dave Balding.

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