Back in June of 2019, our crew was enjoying a quiet Monday when around 4:30 PM when we were dispatched to a check call for the report of a dog barking on a roof.
Niagara Falls, ON
A few years ago, we got a call to respond to the base of the CN tower. There is a Salmon Fountain at that location. The call was for ducklings endangered.
I was a rookie at my third rookie hall when we got a call for an animal rescue. We get into the engine and the captain reads his notes. He tells us it's a cat in a fireplace!
We went to an unknown odour indoors. We walked in and immediately had to retreat and put on our packs. We didn't know what it was, but it almost took us to our knees.
I'm a dispatcher. Took a call from an elderly lady that her husband was pruning a tree and was now hanging upside down from the top of the 8ft ladder.
Some days, all of our training cannot prepare you for mundane, the farcical or the downright crazy services provided by Canada’s professional firefighters.
Hi, I'm with local 2217 Whitehorse my mentor is at local 1271 Surrey. His name is Captain Terry Hunt. We were starting some small programs with our newly formed charitable and I was given his number as he was familiar with the clothing program in question.
I'd like to remember Clayton Murrell. Clayton served as President of cranbrook local 1253 and as the BCPFFA Kootenay VP.
Mentors, I’ve had quite a few. Banting, Bebbington, Gonneau, Evans, Lagerquist, Davidson, Oliver, Simpson, Taylor and Roy to name a few. But If you’ve worked on the the floor in Brampton you’ve been introduced to my most influential mentor through the “Sticky Strap”.
I met Pat McGoff ( Ottawa Local 162) when I was in Kindergarden. He was the main guy I would go see at the Gloucester Fire Dept as a child. I would often reach out to him as a teen on fire department advice.