Message from the Fire Chief

During February’s major snowfall some fire hydrants were damaged.  Due to the current labour dispute those hydrants will not be repaired at this time.  It is not uncommon for hydrants to be out of service for a month or two even under normal circumstances.  There is no danger to the public.

Kitimat has a robust water distribution system with sufficient hydrants to manage fire suppression duties.  Fire trucks carry 500 gallons of water and ample hose to reach other hydrants, if necessary.

Once the labour dispute is resolved, repair of the hydrants will be top priority. The broken hydrants will not put the public in danger.  

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Media Contact:
Trent Bossence, Fire Chief, 250-632-8940