Dousing the flames, before it’s too late


By Braden Dupuis
Whistler FIRST aims to provide locally based, quick strike aerial firefighting

A new proposal from a longtime Whistlerite and professional pilot aims to bolster the resort’s ability to respond to wildfires before it’s too late. Whistler FIRST (Fire Incident Rescue Strike Team) — presented to the Committee of the Whole on May 7 by Stu Wild — is a not-for-profit firefighting and rescue trust that would provide a dedicated firefighting helicopter capable of quick strike aerial support and rescue within Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) boundaries and the surrounding areas.…

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March 8, 2017

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