We’ll review the basics, the equipment, the logistics and the options for developing and sustaining a sufficient water supply in hydrant-free, rural areas. Chief olsson will share some operations and techniques used in rural, western U.S. Ontario, Alberta, the Yukon and Australia. She hopes all who attend will share the tips, techniques and creative solutions you have developed when water and personnel are limited. Our goal is the same on both sides of the border: keep enough water flowing for the fire attack.
jona olsson is the director of cultural bridges to justice, offering cultural diversity programs for non-profit groups. She is the Fire & EMS Chief of the Latir Volunteer Fire Department in northern New Mexico, having served as Chief for 16 years. Joining her two passions – emergency service and social justice – jona offers programs to individual departments, brigades, and fire conferences in the U. S., the UK, Canada and Australia. jona lives in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico, with her wife, Jane, and several rescued, 4-footed friends, Tumbleweed the 21 year old cat and Bader, the 6 month old puppy.