In Depth

Pender Island Firefighter Training

Pictured here are Brent Sohier, Saturna Island Fire Chief, and Todd Bulled from Pender Island just after finishing the blindfolded/entanglement/obstacle course at the Pender Fire/Rescue Training Center; a section of the NFPA 1001 course curriculum.

This course, now the provincial training standard for all firefighters [volunteer and paid full-time], is delivered by the staff of Pender Island Fire/Rescue at their Fire Hall #1 using a specially built training ground at that location. Over two semesters, spring and fall, trainees will put in at least 264 hours of onsite training with...