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In conversation with John McKearney

Fire chief and CAFC president John McKearney reflects on volunteers, wildfires, national issues and more.

June 8, 2022 
By FFIC Staff

John McKearney, the fire chief in Whistler and president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, looks back on his time in the fire service, reflecting on the importance of paid-on-call firefighters working alongside careers, moving from the Vancouver department to a resort municipality, changing risks and vulnerabilities in small towns versus big cities, and the need for a national strategy on the interface threat of wildfires and flooding.

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