Risk Management Articles

Firefighter

  • Court Dismisses Claim for Negligent Firefighting

    Peace River Greenhouses Ltd. v. Taylor (District) - On May 5, 2014, a fire broke out at a greenhouse facility. The volunteer fire department of the District attended but was unable to extinguish the flames. The fire spread and substantially destroyed 11 greenhouses and other buildings on the property
  • Office of the Fire Commissioner Publishes “Playbook”

    In September 2014, the Office of the Fire Commissioner published the Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook. The Playbook was established under the Fire Services Act. Its purpose is to set minimum levels of training and competency for firefighters, with the requirements for training explicitly linked to the level of service provided.