To the Editor,
With earthquake disasters happening all over the world in recent times, the West Coast must be on a time clock, too.
In recent news, a new approach to training first-response firefighters is good news, setting a new standard, in principle.
Nanaimo could be a leader in this new way of thinking by leading in firehall design. Get the firefighters union members from all over the coast to submit their ideas of the perfect layout for a firehall. Then if an earthquake happens anywhere on the coast, no first-response people would be confused. Any firefighter from any town could go to any firehall and know exactly where everything is kept with their eyes closed. Put the ambulance service in the same hall to avoid three trucks going to one medical call.