FCABC COVID-19 Committee

The FCABC has established a committee to represent our members in support of planning for firefighters who may respond to COVID-19/respiratory illness incidents. The committee's focus will be providing timely information related to infectious disease control, personal protective equipment recommendations and any specific training and education that may be identified, with an eye ahead to next steps related to exposure control, self quarantine and business continuity for delivery of fire, rescue and first responder services. The committee will look to liaise with health authorities, BCEHS and the IAFF and provide regular updates to our members.
The committee members are:

  • Phil Lemire, FCABC Executive Officer – COVID-19 Committee Chair
  • Tim Armstrong, Fire Chief, New Westminster Fire & Rescue Services – President, GVFCA
  • Larry Watkinson, Fire Chief, Penticton Fire Department – FCABC Career Director
  • Travis Whiting, Fire Chief, Kelowna Fire Department – FCABC Deputy Career Director
  • Martin Paulson, Assistant Deputy Chief Operations/EMS, Vancouver Fire Rescue
  • Stephanie Dunlop, Fire Chief, Metchosin Fire Department – Volunteer Sector Representative
  • Dan Derby, Fire Chief, Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue – President FCABC
  • Dr. Alan Holmes, Iridia Medical