BCGEU welcomes wildfire review - BCGEU


 

BCGEU welcomes wildfire review

 

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union welcomes the BC government's announcement of an independent review of wildfire and flood response today.

"Our members, who provide on-the-ground emergency fire and flood response across the province, are happy to hear that the government has initiated a review of the catastrophic natural events of the past year," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We look forward to engaging with the independent review panel, to make suggestions on how to improve the province's response to these events going forward."

"We have some of the best frontline staff in the province and the country," says BCGEU Environmental, Technical and Operational component vice president George Buis. "I know they will share their experiences and lessons learned from this flood and fire season to help our future response efforts. We welcome the opportunity to contribute to this work."

BCGEU members provide direct wildfire protection services across the province, as well as provincial emergency response services to British Columbia communities.