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Wildland Fire Industry Response Information Sessions

Breton Community Hall February 21, 2024 10am-2pm CETC (Clean Energy Technology Centre) - February 23, 2024 10am-2pm

Information sessions will be provided to interested contractors to allow them to effectively and safely contribute to future emergency response efforts.

Two sessions will be offered:

Breton Community Hall February 21, 2024 10am-2pm

CETC (Clean Energy Technology Centre) - February 23, 2024 10am-2pm

A light lunch will be provided at both sessions.

The names of all those attending are required, along with a copy of valid WCB and COR/SECOR certification, by Friday, February 16th @ 4pm. Please e-mail to

Please review the topics to be discussed below to ensure the sessions are suitable for you.

A company representative will not suffice. Each individual interested in providing assistance, should the need arise, is required to attend one of these sessions.

The discussion will focus on the following topics:

1. Incident Command System

An overview will be provided of the incident command structure which will involve a discussion around an incident action plan and what information it provides and why it is important for industry members to understand it.

2. Staging and Checking into an Incident

Discussion will focus on what staging is, what forms need to be completed at staging so members of industry can get paid.

How vehicles are marked at staging so they can be deployed into the incident.

Why this is important for accountability on an incident.

It will also include checking in and checking out of the incident and how resources are assigned and deployed to assist.

3. Emergency Operations Best Practices

This section will focus on how industry and emergency services work in a shared space during an emergency.

It will include items such as what color fire helmet should a contractor be looking for to get directions.

It will give a general overview of air operations.

The water haulers discussion will focus on fittings that are needed to attach to a fire apparatus, where these fittings can be found on a fire truck, as well as how do water haulers park so they supply water but also exit quickly and safely if needed.

For heavy equipment operations, discussions will focus on a general overview of dozer operations in terms of dozer fire guards, flagging, as well as some basic information on safe dozer operations.

4. Framework for Integration

In this section the focus will be on the payment for services based on the provincial tender rates for equipment. We will focus on what the rate covers and does not cover.

We will also talk about establishing contracts with companies prior to any incident.

We will also look at the pre-employment training that will be required to work with the municipality.

There will also be discussion on equipment expectations and maintenance programs for equipment and what the expectations are for contractors sharing maintenance program records and ensuring the company has a safety program. for their equipment and personnel.

A discussion will also be had regarding insurance and liability and what expectations are for holding insurance policies.

We will also discuss the preseason information registration process which will include type of equipment, training, etc. This will also include protocols for resource sharing and coordination with emergency responders.

We will also discuss plans for further follow-up sessions and ongoing communications.