AME Members Make Good Neighbours

Published on: June 2018

How New Gold’s Fire and Mine Rescue team helped neighboring communities during the 2017 wildfires.

When disaster strikes, the most immediate help will come from those around you – your neighbours. Connecting and building relationships with them today will mean a better response and faster recovery. – PreparedBC 

In mineral exploration, the term ‘communities’ is often heard in the context of gaining community and public support or as a risk to be managed. While this perception is slowly changing, it is easy to forget that we are also neighbours who live and work side-by-side, from our downtown office towers to some of the most remote corners of the province.

Neighbours help each other and AME members tend to be well prepared as first responders in an emergency due to the nature of our work and the extensive first aid and emergency response training we undertake. During the 2017 wildfire season, New Gold’s New Afton Fire and Mine Rescue team, along with the Indigenous Relations team, were prepared to assist and provide considerable support to surrounding communities.

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