The ins and outs of emergency services

Cranbrook City Councillors and staff get first-hand fire-fighting experience.

  • Tue Oct 30th, 2012 8:00pm
  • News

Councillor Sharon Cross actions a small blaze during recent Fire Ops 101 training. Cranbrook’s mayor

Experiencing what it takes to be a firefighter with the Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services, is something not everyone has the chance to do.

Mayor Wayne Stetski, members of council and CAO Wayne Staudt had the opportunity to experience it firsthand during a special Fire Operations 101 program, hosted by Fire and Emergency Services, at the fire hall on Tuesday October 9, 2012.

Mayor, council and staff had the opportunity to experience a mock confined space rescue, manoeuver themselves and required gear through various obstructions, enter a dark, smoke filled room and finally assess and extinguish a fire.

The intent of the event was to help promote that Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services is much more than first responder and firefighting services. Being a firefighter, especially in the City of Cranbrook, requires that each member be trained in multiple disciplines including confined space rescue, ice and swift water rescue and HAZMAT (hazardous materials).