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Jan. 6, 2010 – The small town of Squamish, B.C., has recently been dealing with the issue, and subsequent media storm, around firefighters consuming alcohol on firefighter property and our mayor's support of such drinking as a means to retain volunteers and to allow them to "self -medicate" from the stress of their jobs.

January 6, 2010
By Johnny Stork

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Jan. 6, 2010 – The small town of Squamish, B.C., has recently been dealing with the issue, and subsequent media storm, around firefighters consuming alcohol on firefighter property and our mayor's support of such drinking as a means to
retain volunteers and to allow them to "self -medicate" from the stress of their jobs.

Obviously this has led to many articles (around 10-12) and over 600 comments in papers across the country. Many believe this is an issue that should not be simply ignored or slid under the rug as our mayor appears to be doing.
Therefore a Facebook page (Ban Fire Hall Drinking) has been created to engage the public further in this debate.

Below are some links to our local media and the Facebook page (Ban Fire Hall Drinking). I am confident that input from readers/firefighters on this site would be valuable to our community and municipal leaders.

www.facebook.com/pages/

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www.squamishchief.com/article/20091224/

www.squamishchief.com/article/20091224/

www.squamishchief.com/article/20091218/

www.squamishchief.com/article/20091217/


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