Sun Peaks wildfire exercise a success

Wildfire exerciseA multi-agency wildfire training exercise was conducted today within the Sun Peaks Municipality boundary in preparation for wildfire season and by all accounts it was huge success. Teams from Sun Peaks Fire and Rescue, Sun Peaks Resort Corporation, Sun Peaks Utilities Corporation, Sun Peaks Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) combined forces to execute a real life wildfire scenario. Every aspect of a real wildfire was executed and studied for preparedness and execution; from initial attack and EOC operations to industrial and residential evacuations, media and communications.

Deputy Incident Commander/SPF&R Chief Bill Stoner was pleased with the outcome. “I’m very happy with the way things rolled out today. Feedback from all parties involved was positive,” said Stoner