Monthly Archives: September 2018

Cranbrook, paramedics’ union spar over enhanced firefighter medical training

Sept. 27, 2018, Cranbrook, B.C. – Cranbrook is forging ahead with plans to train firefighters with enhanced medical response capabilities, however, the union representing provincial paramedics says the new program is redundant and will add costs to the city. The Cranbrook Daily Townsman reports. | READ MORE (RSS generated with FetchRss) Powered by WPeMatico

Vancouver union calls for more firefighters per shift

Sept. 26, 2018, Vancouver – Vancouver firefighters say they’re short-staffed when compared with “industry best practices” and need another 21 firefighters per shift or 84 altogether. Vancouver Firefighters Union spokesperson Lee Lax says there were 200 more fires last year over 2016 and they responded to 6,200 overdoses. Global News reports. | READ MORE (RSS […]