September 23, 2015

Cranbrook, BC (September 23, 2015) – City Councillor Ron Popoff got a taste of the difficult and dangerous tasks that firefighters across the country face each and every day.

Councillor Popoff took part in the BC Professional Firefighters 2015 Fire Ops 101 program in Vancouver Monday, while at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) conference.   Cranbrook Firefighters Local 1253 members Clay Murrell and Gregory Green also participated in the fire ops program alongside Councillor Popoff.

The goal of the half day program is to educate Mayors, Councillors and the media about what firefighters can be involved in each day.  Participants ran through eight different fire related tasks including: a burning car fire attack, rescuing a patient in a smoke-filled tower, crawling through a firefighter survival course and using the Jaws of Life in an auto extrication exercise.

Photos courtesy Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services.


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