Fire chief wants more say on disaster plans

The fire chief is pushing for development of a centralized emergency management plan in case of a major disaster.

Chief Kevin Clifford told CBC Saint John has the country’s largest oil refinery, a liquified natural gas terminal, natural gas pipelines, trains carrying dangerous cargos…but no central emergency management plan. Clifford, who is also head of the local E-M-O, wants to approach local industry bosses to put together plans in case of a disaster and he wants the fire department to have a larger role in developing those plans. He says it’s not about finding fault it’s about moving forward.