• 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. 

  • Bradley Connors

    Posted September 01, 2020

    Halifax, NS

    I would like to talk about retired Captain Paul Boyle local 268 President, Vice Present, Secretary, and Shop Steward. Paul represented our local from the day he was hired, he fought for the betterment of the FD and its members long after he retired. 

  • Lawrence Stella

    Posted September 01, 2020

    Terrace, BC

    Thanks for reaching on. I do have a mentor that gave me a very important piece of advice when I first started. Fred Euverman was my Lieutenant and he told me " Remember it's not "your" emergency so stay calm. 

  • Kerry Watson

    Posted September 01, 2020

    Pembrooke, ON

    Thanks. There was a Captain that worked his way up the ranks. TJ Silkie was his name. He was tough but fair and I try to model myself after him. 

  • Dylan Van Rooyen

    Posted September 01, 2020

    Abbotsford, BC

    Retired Local 1271 member Terry Hunt was instrumental in leading the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society as a Board Director for over two decades and continues to act as a mentor years into his retirement. 

  • Sheldon Greene

    Posted September 01, 2020


    James "jimmy" Fennell is one of my mentors in my bid of IAFF 1075 executive for the last number of years. I am not 100 percent sure but I am guessing I'm am one of the youngest ever elected to a primary position as treasurer.