The following was posted on the Sooke Fire Rescue Service Facebook page:
Shout out to the 2 different vehicles on Arranwood tonight who drove over our fire hose during practice. We ensure that during practice we don’t block off roads or driveways, always leaving an option to drive around. So, not only is it extremely dangerous for us when you drive over a hose flowing 1200 gallons per minute, but you damaged hose that costs $900 per length. If you’re wondering, it is an offense to drive over fire hose, and damage firefighting equipment.
To which, Sooke PocketNews would like to add:
From Bylaw No 292 (references in Resources below) under General Fire Regulations item 20: “No person will drive a vehicle over any Equipment of the Fire Department without the permission of the Fire Chief or a Member of the Fire Department.”
It is a $2oo fine-able offense (see page 16).
- Sooke Fire Rescue Service on Facebook
- Original post
- Sooke bylaw No. 292: Fire Rescue Services Bylaw (pdf)