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by ranger71
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Wildland
Topic: Weight limits for Alberta and BC IA crews
Replies: 3
Views: 2369

Weight limits for Alberta and BC IA crews

If anybody can answer this I will be grateful. I am currently a crew boss in Ontario working on a fireranger helitack crew, I have worked 3 years of fire and want to branch out and get some experience in other programs in the future. I still plan on staying in Ontario until I get crew leader and IC5...
by ranger71
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Wildland
Topic: Why do you like Fire fighting in YOUR province?
Replies: 3
Views: 3358

I agree with fireboss, I'm an Ontario guy but only for 2 years now. The hose and pump works well for me because I'm a tall guy and I'd rather lean against a hose and be a hose donkey, than be bent over with a hand tool 6" shorter than it should be any day. I agree that camping is much better than ba...
by ranger71
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Wildland
Topic: Asthma
Replies: 2
Views: 2176

just realized you are applying in the states, the info stays the same but the fitness test will be different.
by ranger71
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hey guys another wildland FF here
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Hey guys another wildland FF here

I've been using the site for info over the last 2 years but decided to register just today. I am a 3rd year Ontario type 1 helitack FF, I am looking forward to helping out some of the new guys and getting some help myself. I also have 7 years of related post-secondary schooling in different areas su...
by ranger71
Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Wildland
Topic: Asthma
Replies: 2
Views: 2176

Asthma in firefighting

I have the same health history as you, Asthma, plus environmental allergies. I will be going into my 3rd year of fire and I still haven't had any issues with it. As long as you can pass the WFX-fit test you shouldn't have a problem with your breathing, for some reason smoke doesn't affect asthma as ...