CHARLIE LAKE, B.C – The Charlie Lake Fire Department hosted a wildland firefighting education session last month, inviting the Hudson’s Hope and Moberly Lake departments to train together.

The training focused on the use of a Wildland Structural Protection Unit, a mobile sprinkler system used to douse flames. Hudson’s Hope Fire Chief Brad Milton said the practical and strategic training will go a long way in troubleshooting and fixing problems when working in the field.

Charlie Lake Fire Chief Edward Albury said the training was invaluable and expands on the working knowledge of his team.

Instructors from Slave Lake Fire Protection administered the training, courtesy of the Peace River Regional District. Albury said the instructors who ran the course should be commended for a great job.

“It’s definitely a good thing to see all the participants from the departments that came in to get the training,” Albury said. “As a region, it’s good to know that we’ve got other resources in the area that we can rely on if we ever need a helping hand.”