Kamloops firefighters are learning how to survive when everything goes wrong – in a mobile training unit that will be in town for the next ten days.
Kamloops Fire Chief Mike Adams says it’s an invaluable opportunity.
“It’s provided to us in partnership with our union local; International Association of Firefighters local 913. Essentially it provides a training environment for firefighters in the worst case scenario.”
Adams says the training focuses on a number of scenarios.
“So if they have a self-contained breathing apparatus malfunction. How to do veil-outs. What to do in the event of a mayday so for example you have a lost or trapped firefighter. So it provides us an opportunity to practice those skills and make sure that we’re good at it.”
He says the department will demonstrate some of the training for the Mayor and city councillors later this morning.