Jon McComb got an up close and personal look at what it takes to be a firefighter. On Monday September 21st, the British Columbia Professional Firefighter’s Association invited community leaders and members of the media to take part in their Fire Ops 101 program. The participants were put through the wringer. They were dressed in full firefighter gear and tasked with doing many of the things these first responders have to do in a given day.
Listen: Jon McComb spoke with Mike Hurley, President of the BCPFFA, John Mantei and Dustin Bourdeaudhuy, VPs of Vancouver firefighters union local 18, about his experience at the Fire Ops 101 program and the challenges of being a firefighter today.