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COVID-19: Unique challenges for fire departments

March 20, 2020
By FFIC Staff

Dan Derby is the president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia and the Regional Fire Chief for Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue. He joins Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy in a discussion of the unprecedented pandemic crisis and its unique facets in emergency management. Derby and DeSorcy discuss staffing, firehall closures, PPE supplies, the role of associations in the crisis, self-care and mental health, working with the leadership of health authorities, and some of the lessons that will come of the crisis, such as critical conversations around supply chain management and dispatch protocols.