(Summerland Review file photo)

(Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland signs fire protection agreement

Fire departments in region to provide assisance during large-scale emergencies

The municipality of Summerland has signed a fire protection mutual aid agreement with a number of fire departments within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

The agreement was approved at a March 8 council meeting. It allows participating fire departments to call on one another for assistance during a large-scale emergency.

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The agreement is between the fire departments in Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Penticton, the Hedley Improvement District, the Oliver Fire Protection District, the Osoyoos Rural Fire Protection District and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

An earlier agreement between these parties expired in December, 2020. The new agreement is for an additional one-year term.

The municipality of Summerland also has stand-alone agreements in place with Penticton and Peachland.

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