BC Place welcomes first responders for confined space rescue training
November 19th, 2019
Local first responders with the Vancouver Fire Rescue Services Technical Rescue Team were on-site at BC Place Stadium this week for confined space rescue operations training. As the largest stadium in Western Canada, BC Place was pleased to facilitate this important training exercise.
"Once again, BC Place has been most accommodating in hosting the Vancouver Fire Rescue Services Technical Rescue Team while we train 16 new technicians in Confined Space Rescue Operations. Confined spaces are found everywhere in our industry and it is imperative as a Rescue Team that we maintain an optimal level of readiness and skill to be able to mitigate any emergent situation should it arise. BC Place has been instrumental in helping us facilitate this training at the stadium and by doing so is helping keep the citizens of Vancouver safe," said Clint Clarke, Training Officer/Technical Rescue/Special Operations with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.
As a public service, Vancouver Fire Rescue Services is committed to the health and safety of their team and the community, while providing world class fire and rescue services. As part of BC Place’s commitment to developing and supporting our local communities, the training site is being provided to the Vancouver Fire Rescue Services Technical Rescue Team for no cost. The stadium is proud to support the incredible work the Vancouver Fire Rescue Services Technical Rescue Team, as well as all first responders, do on behalf of all British Columbians.