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Changing the way the Fire Chief thinks

Man in a shirt, tie, and uniform smiles.

1. Brad Shirley

For me, the Silver Creek/Mt. Ida fire changed the way I look at fire-related incidents I respond to.

Following the fire of ‘98, I look at each fire I attend differently.

Before when I attended a structure or house on fire, it was sure stress and excitement battling this “big” blaze.  Since the fire of ‘98, when I now attend a structure or other significant fire I think – it’s only one house or one structure, nothing we can’t suppress and stop from spreading.

Brad Shirley, Current Fire Chief, City of Salmon Arm


Photo credit in order of appearance:
1.  Jane Shirley, c. 2015
2.  James Murray, Salmon Arm Observer, c. 1998