• Cat stuck in tree

    Posted September 24, 2020

    Calgary, AB

    Some days, all of our training cannot prepare you for mundane, the farcical or the downright crazy services provided by Canada’s professional firefighters.

  • Nicholas O'Carroll

    Posted September 02, 2020

    Whitehorse, YT

    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.

  • Lee Depellegrin

    Posted September 02, 2020

    Trail, BC

    I'd like to remember Clayton Murrell. Clayton served as President of cranbrook local 1253 and as the BCPFFA Kootenay VP. 

  • Philip Starr

    Posted September 02, 2020

    Caledon, ON

    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”.

  • Andrew McCuaig

    Posted September 02, 2020

    Lakehurst, ON

    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.

  • Dave MacEachern

    Posted September 02, 2020

    My older brother started in the fire service in 1970. At the time we had 4 boys living in the house with our parents in a small 3 bedroom bungalow. My brother would come home after his shift smelling like smoke and I used to wonder what he got himself into.

  • Brandon Moberg

    Posted September 02, 2020

    Langley, BC

    I was a third year firefighter, elected as Vice President to an older executive group in a terrible relationship with the employer attending my first ever Western Conference in Whistler spearheaded by the leader in the 6th District.

  • Greg Lilbourne

    Posted September 01, 2020

    Brantford, ON

    Doug was my first Captain. I can't touch on everything he taught me but one lesson I never forgot.

  • Chris Baker

    Posted September 01, 2020

    Grande Prairie, AB

    My mentor wasn’t known to me until years after he provided these priceless lessons. He was in my life for many years before I got on the job. I learned most my skills and good professional traits from this man. Learning how to challenge myself, watching his attention to detail, seeing his passion for the career and looking at the reactions of my peers as he showed up during fire drills at school as we were young teens. Now that I have been a Firefighter for 10 years I finalize realize how I was being mentored without even knowing it.

  • Dustin Donnelly-Kent

    Posted September 01, 2020

    Sexsmith, AB

    I wouldn't call it a mentor. But I used to live in St. Albert,alberta When I was a kid I was in a accident at school that involves getting my leg ripped off.