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Public Service Announcement
Night helicopter fire training to be conducted at Naval Fleet School Atlantic’s Damage Control Division off John Brackett Drive, Herring Cove
March 30, 2021 – Halifax, N.S. – Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy
Residents of the #Halifax Regional Municipality are to be advised that there will be nighttime helicopter firefighter training conducted at Naval Fleet School Atlantic’s Damage Control Division in Herring Cove on Tuesday, March 30 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
These training sessions are conducted twice annually as a component of the Damage Control Division’s larger programme to ensure Canadian Armed Forces members remain prepared to respond to fires onboard ships and aircraft in an after dark scenario.
The flames from the helicopter trainer may be visible from land to members of the public who live or transit in the local area or from water to any vessels transiting along the coast. While these flames can be fairly large, the public can rest assured that they are fully under control, and that safety teams will be on-site monitoring all activities. Any inconvenience to residents and motorists is regretted.
<<911>> emergency services to the local community will not be limited in any way by this training.