Feb 19th at 730pm we were at the community park doing a exercise on radio communication which had our members finding points that were marked and having to radio in for the next clue. The points went through the ball parks into the elementary school yard and then back out again. We felt it was a good area to practice in due to the rash of slash pile burns that haven’t been authorized to show we are out watching our community!
If you would like to take the course to volunteer with Barriere First Resonders show up on the first monday of the month at 7pm at the fire hall or contact them at [email protected] to have course costs worked out for you. If you would like to expand your skill sets contact the names on the poster thanks!
B.C. has a regulation under the Motor Vehicle Act to protect emergency workers – police officers, fire and ambulance personnel, tow truck operators, special police constables, conservation officers and park rangers — when they are attending incidents on the road. Drivers must ‘Slow Down Move Over’ when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle, from either direction, when it is on or beside an undivided highway and has its lights flashing. (If the highway is divided – for example, by a concrete median – vehicles travelling in the opposite direction are not required to slow down.)
If there is another lane going in the same direction drivers must move into the other lane to pass, if it is safe to do so and a police officer has not directed them to do otherwise. This gives emergency workers as much space as possible.
Drivers must slow their speed to:
- 70km/h when in an 80km/h or over zone
- 40km/h when in an under 80km/h zone
Drivers must always yield the right of way to approaching emergency vehicles that have their lights and siren on. Drivers who fail to yield to a moving emergency vehicle face a fine and penalty points.
(Information Credited to BC Ministry Of Justice)
Effective at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 15, open fires will once again be permitted in all fire zones within the Kamloops Fire Centre, due to a decreased risk of wildfires.
Members of the public will be allowed to:
* Burn waste, slash or other material.
* Burn stubble or grass.
* Use fireworks or burning barrels.
You still require a burn permit which can be acquired at the District Of Barriere town hall or contact us by clicking HERE.
This is a very educational video done by Work Safe BC on the dangers fire poses to us even when we think we have done everything to mitigate the risk to us and the public. Its with training and education of tragic events like this, that will save lives of many Firefighters in the future. Please watch the video and pay respect to the men and woman that have lost their lives in the line of duty to protect the people you love.