Upcoming FRITA Deployments
Within the next month, FRITA will be deploying 35 Fire Service members from across Canada and the United States to 5 partner countries including: Belize, Colombia, Chile, El Salvador, & Panama. We wish our deploying members all the very best. Teams are listed below.
BELIZE (February 26, 2015 to March 6, 2016) – 6 Instructors +5 One World Scholarship = 11
Brian Hutchinson – District of North Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services.
Kim Saulnier – Coquitlam Fire/Rescue.
Denis Murru – Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services.
Charles Mulder – Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services.
Eric Froesse – Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services.
David Ayton – Delta Fire/Rescue.
One World Scholars (JIBC Firefighting Technologies Certificate Program):
- Jacob Woronuik - Recruit Class #2-2015
- Arseni Oursov – Recruit Class #4-2015
- Sean Campbell – Recruit Class #1-2015
- Cody DiSalvo – Recruit Class #3-2015
- David Mathieson – Recruit Class #4-2015
CHILE (February 25th to March 7th, 2016) – 4 Personnel
Matthew Witt – Surrey Fire Service
Cristian Toribio- Panama Bomberos
Brian Bogdanovich – Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services
Serge Kaminsky – NFPA 1001 Grad
COLOMBIA (March 11th to March 20th, 2016) – 5 Personnel
Bill Eggers – Nanaimo Fire Rescue Department
Dave Derkson – Chilliwack Fire Dept.
Juan Gabriel Acero – Chilliwack Fire Dept.
Amy Berry – Peachland Fire Dept.
Erica Weight – Chilliwack Fire Dept.
EL SALVADOR (February 19, 2015 to February 28th, 2016) – 7 Personnel
Norm MacLeod – Mission Fire/Rescue Service
Jeffrey Moore – Honorary Consul of El Salvador
Scott Woron – NFPA 1001 Grad
Mike Judd – JIBC
Richard Pala – Saanich Fire & Rescue
Juan Gomez Contreras – Richmond Fire/Rescue
Al Gartner – Previously deployed El Salvador & Colombia
PANAMA (March 11th to March 20th, 2016) – 7 Personnel
Kiko Pilas – Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services
Brent Cowx – JIBC (Retired Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services)
Jorgen Ponsioen – Whitehorse Fire Department
Daniel Archambault – Montreal Fire Dept.
Gregg Van De Creek – Manhatten Fire Department
Pete McRae – Greensboro Fire Department
Chris Hale – Innisfail Fire & Rescue Department
FRITA deployment poster announcing our intake of applications for the next round of international training deployments. Closing date is September 30th. For FRITA members who have previously deployed, an email indicating your areas of expertise/interest and countries of preference will suffice, no resume or work reference is required.
If you have the ability to print & distribute this poster in your respective fire departments, please let me know as we like to keep track of which departments have been included.
Look forward to working with you as we begin planning for another successful and rewarding deployment season.Matthew Witt President Fire Rescue International Training Association