Fire truck driving standards reviewed

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — New Brunswick’s fire marshal’s office is reviewing standards for those who drive emergency vehicles after two fatal collisions involving fire trucks in one year.

Fire marshal Philippa Gourley says her office’s standard review committee is slated to look at the issue this year. She says it is part of a routine re-examination of policies relating to firefighters.

Don Moreau, the fire chief in Edmundston, says the committee, “has put a priority for the year 2002 and 2003 to work on standards for driving emergency vehicles.”

A youth and a man were killed in separate collisions with fire trucks being driven through red lights in Bathurst and Edmundston in the past year.

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