Quebec’s work safety board releases report into firefighter’s 2021 death in Coquitlam
A report released by the Quebec’s Work Safety Board on Monday, shows that firefighters at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment in Coquitlam were working when a member of the Canadian Mounted Police (CMP) collapsed and died from an apparent heart attack.
The report states that the death occurred in July of this year, and the fire chief who oversaw the incident has died in the past, according to the Globe and Mail.
The report states that “the incident was investigated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the fire department and local coroner”, and that the public report into the incident will be published after a year.
However, at the time of publication, the Fire Chief that oversaw the response did not work for the Quebec’s Work Safety Board.
The report will help determine how the incident will be investigated, but the board said it does not have jurisdiction over RCMP police detachments, and that they will not release their investigation findings.
The board said it cannot release the names of the families of the deceased, and that the public will only have access to the findings, but the board said that this is because of the way it will handle the case.
The board also said that in 2018, there were “five suicides and one suicide attempt” at local RCMP detachments, and that this is because there is a “high level of stress”.
The board said that the death of a RCMP member was the “lowest-ever recorded”, and that the incidents “are the result of a high level of stress that this member and many other members of the force are feeling”.
The board said that as the number of suicides and suicides attempts rise, there is a risk that in the future, it could become a trend in certain