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Fall 2012 Firefighter Career Expo and Training Day

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Participants in the Fire Fighting in Canada/Canadian Firefighter/Firehall Training
 Day 2012 after a full day of learning in auto extrication, forcible entry,
firefighter survival and residential fire at the Waterloo Region Emergency
Services Training and Research Complex. Photos by Laura King


 

October 1, 2012
By Carey Fredericks
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Caledon, Ont., Fire Chief Brad Bigrigg
gives expo delegates advice on getting
hired and what to expect in composite
departments.
Kitchener
Fire Chief Tim Beckett and
Caledon Fire Chief Brad Bigrigg explain
the
hiring process and give delegates
advice on the firefighter interview.

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Vendors/firefighters at the 2012 fall
Career Expo.
Kitchener
Fire Chief Tim Becket outlines
the dos and don'ts of the interview and

the hiring process for delegates to the
2012 fall Career Expo.

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Doug
Goodings of the Ontario Office of
the Fire Marshal explains the
intricacies
of IFSAC and Pro-Board to delegates at
the 2012 fall Career
Expo.
Panelists
Lyle Quan (Waterloo),
Doug Goodings (OFM), Steve Usher and
 Tim Beckett
(Kitchener), and Brad Bigrigg
(Caledon) answer questions from delegates
 at the 2012 fall Career Expo.

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Chiefs Usher, Beckett and Bigrigg. Vendors/firefighters
and Becoming a
Firefighter founder Kory Pearn (right)
tell their hiring
stories to delegates to
the 2012 fall Career Expo in Waterloo.

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Becoming a Firefighter and Career
Expo founder Kory Pearn (right) with
firefighters/vendors at the 2012 fall
expo.
Kitchener Deputy Chief Steve Usher
and Chief Tim Beckett at the 2012 fall
Career Expo.


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FFIC/CFF sales manager Catherine
Connolly registers delegates to our first
Training Day at WRESTRC
Firehall
Bookstore manager Becky
Atkinson, FFIC assistant editor Olivia

D'Orazio, sales manager Catherine
Connolly and sales assistant Barb
Comer
register delegates to our first Training Day.

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Registration at our first Training Day. Residential
fire course at Training Day
2012 with instructors Mark van der Feyst,

Tim Llewellyn, Eric Wissner, Wendel
Taylor, Michael Langford, Craig
Cunningham,
Matt Wehrle, Jim Hart, Jeff Goarley, Dusty Thibert, Jeff Gooch, Pat Martin and Braedan Mackenzie.

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Residential fire course at Training Day
2012
.
 

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Residential fire sponsor M&L Supply at
Training Day 2012
.
 

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Lunch break during residential fire
instruction at Training Day 2012
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Instructors Jim Hart and Matt Wehrle at
Training Day 2012.

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Instructor Michael Langford at 2012
fall Training Day
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Residential fire participants do a walk-thru
of the tower before beginning afternoon
evolutions.

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Residential fire instructor
(and Canadian Firefighter columnist)
Tim Llewellyn at Training Day 2012
.
Firefighter/instructor Jeff Goarley at
Training Day 2012.

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Residential fire instructor Wendel Taylor
 at Training Day 2012
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Residential fire instructor Darren Neff at
Training Day 2012
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Fire Fighting in Canada publisher
Martin McAnulty delivers lunch at
Training Day 2012.
FFIC videographer Graham Jeffrey
capturing all the action at Training Day
2012!

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  Residential fire course at Training Day
2012.


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Auto ex at Training Day 2012.  

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The auto ex class at Training Day 2012. Canadian Firefighter auto ex columnist
Randy Schmitz during the classroom
portion of his day-long course.

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Participants in Randy Schmitz's auto
ex course.
 
Auto extrication guru Randy Schmitz
from Calgary Fire at our 2012 Training
Day.

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The forcible entry class with Andrew
Brassard and Brotherhood Instructors at
Training Day 2012
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Forcible entry class at Training Day 2012

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Forcible Entry class at Training Day
2012
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The forcible entry class at Training Day
2012
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Forcible entry class at Training Day 2012.  


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  Firefighter survival at Training Day 2012.

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Firefighter survival at Training Day
2012
 

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Firefighter survival at Training Day
2012
 

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Firefighter survival class at Training Day
2012 with instructors Claude Duval,
Esther Lakatos and Lisa Belanger.
 


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