• That isn’t Where the Dog Should Be!

    Posted October 21, 2020

    Michael Kalita
    Newcastle, ON

    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.

  • Wait? What? Ducks can SWIM?

    Posted October 21, 2020

    Dean White
    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.

  • Suit of Soot, Courtesy of the Cat

    Posted October 21, 2020

    Billy Stewart,
    Calgary, AB

    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!

  • Please Pass the Pepper

    Posted October 21, 2020

    Grant Partington
    Milton, ON

    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.

  • He’s Fine. He’s Really Fine.

    Posted October 21, 2020

    Anne-Marie Jacobs
    Pritchard, BC

    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.

  • 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.