Wednesday, September 8, 2010


The woods near McGowan Lake, outside Bridgewater will be on fire today.

Three eight-man Instant Management teams will be simulating a real forest fire.

Jim McNaughton, a fire tech with Bible Hill detachment says the training exercise is an important opportunity to improve public safety.

"We're constantly training. And with the Instant Management team it takes a fair amount of planning, bringing in members from across the province. It's designed to improve our skills so we can work more effectively when the real thing does happen, " says McNaughton.

MacNaughton says the members are recruited from various regions across the province so there is less stress put on a single detachment in the case of a real emergency.

The simulation began early this afternoon.