9-1-1 operator wearing headset watching screens

B.C.’s first summer without COVID restrictions expected to drive demand for 9-1-1

E-Comm, the emergency communications centre responsible for answering 99 percent of B.C.’s 9-1-1 calls, is appealing to British Columbians to Help Us Help, as part of a campaign to encourage the public to use 9-1-1 responsibly. E-Comm is anticipating one of the busiest summers on record for emergency services and first responders. “Ahead of the…

Firefighters with backs turnedpointing at blaze

Fire investigation training goes digital with new simulator

Last updated on June 14th, 2022

Developed in partnership with Centre for Digital Media and District of North Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Fire investigation training has taken a digital step forward with Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)’s development of a new gamified learning experience to better prepare students to investigate fires. The new fire investigation simulator, dubbed FlashoVR, offers…