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Guidelines for Fire Suppression Systems and Fire Fighting Hand Tools for British Columbia

This guideline provides information on industrial activities that are high or low risk, and on appropriate types and quantities of tools and fire suppression systems to be available during industrial activities. This is intended to apply to crews working within 300m of forest or grassland as required by the Wildfire Act and Regulation.  read more »

BC Forest Safety Council Announces Appointment of New CEO

VANCOUVER – The BC Forest Safety Council’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Reynold Hert as the new CEO of the forest sector’s health and safety association. Hert, who joins the Council March 16, brings a passion for safety, along with an extensive background in forestry.  read more »

New Funding Agreement Promotes Forest Safety

VICTORIA – The Western Silviculture Contractors’ Association (WSCA) will receive $500,000 for the delivery of four safety programs designed specifically for the silviculture industry, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell and Community Development Minister Kevin Krueger announced today.  read more »

Radar Guns to Monitor All Forest Service Roads

POWELL RIVER – Radar guns will now be used to monitor and enforce safety on all provincial Forest Service Roads, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell announced today.  read more »

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