An RDCK rural director is questioning a new directive from the province’s Office of the Fire Commissioner that all departments now need a full-time Risk Management Officer.
Hans Cunningham in Ymir – who spent decades as the volunteer Fire Chief there- is fully behind skills training and mitigating risk.
But he’s wondering about the motives of this new mandate and why there’s not yet a specific job description.
Cunningham figures taxpayers could be on the hook for about $100,000 to have the Risk Management Officer position.
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