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FORT NELSON, B.C. – Fort Nelson Fire Chief James Childs was recently recognized for his 25 years of service with the British Columbia Long Service Medal.

Childs has served Fort Nelson and the Northern Rockies for 25 years, working his way up through the Fire department’s ranks to his current position as Fire Chief. The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality thanks Chief Childs for his dedication to the region.

Engines two and three have been replaced at the Northern Rockies Fire Rescue after a 2015 Fire Underwriters Survey revealed that the apparatus needed to meet grade standards to maintain existing community fire insurance ratings.

As recommended by the FUS, Engine two will remain in reserve to ensure a backup if the primary apparatus is out of service. Engine two has been in service for 19 years.

Engine three no longer receives insurance credit grading due to its age. Engine three has been in service for 26 years. Council is looking at options for disposing of the engine, including donation or other means following the NRRM purchasing policy.

Council approved the replacement of engines two and three in 2019.

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