Thompson Rivers University Wildfire reflects urgent need to adap and mitigate effects of wildfires

By Brett Fairbairn, president & vice-chancellor, Thompson Rivers University
April 10, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada West

David Eby

Wildfire preparedness, from basic training to postdoctoral research, is coming to Kamloops thanks to a new partnership between Thompson Rivers University and the B.C. Wildfire Service. Last week, B.C. Premier David Eby and Minister of Forests Bruce Ralston announced a broad, collaborative effort with TRU to address the unprecedented impact of wildfire on our communities. Specifically, TRU and the BCWS are establishing a unique partnership to develop new research, education, training, and innovation opportunities in addressing wildfires and their impacts on communities. This B.C. Wildfire training and education centre will be the first of its kind in North America and is a flagship action stemming from recommendations from the premier’s Task Force on Emergencies. …The key to all of this is the concept of research-informed training. Research and innovation will continuously inform the learning curriculum, keeping it up to date and ensuring B.C. remains a world leader in managing emergencies and fighting fires.

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