Firefighters play an important role in our community and becoming one is no easy task.
Fire Ops 101 is full of real life rescue scenarios to help lawmakers, city representatives, and media understand what it is like on the job and they did not take it easy on us. Even some members of the Spokane city council members went through the training.
“I didn't finish the day actually,” Council President Ben Stuckart explained. “What put me over the edge was I climbed up the six-story building with 80 pounds of equipment on my back.”
Stuckart has been the Spokane City Council President for years and said the job does not even compare.
“I always talk about how I couldn't be a fireman for even day,” he said.
Officials said 80 percent of the calls in Spokane do not involve fighting a fire. .