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Editor’s picks 2016

Fire Fighting in Canada and Canadian Firefighter editor Laura King's top 5 CFF stories from 2016

December 21, 2016
By Canadian Firefighter

Editor’s pick 2016: No. 1 –  Holding the line
Even among the several compelling stories in our special Fort McMurray issue, Chris Fuz Schwab’s narrative stands out. “We were watching the houses in front of us burn down one after another. It was fast but in your mind you’re just watching . . . one, two, three houses . . . ”  | READ MORE

Editor’s pick 2016: No. 2 – Front seat
Capt. Jason Clark’s self-deprecating humour makes his Front seat column a must read. The October column, in which Clark admits to an embarrassing moment at a scene, is a good reminder to learn from mistakes and keep egos in check! | READ MORE
Editor’s pick 2016: No. 3 – A leap of faith – and a perfect landing
Long-time Dispatches columnist Jennifer (Mabee) Grigg wears her fire-service heart on her sleeve. So when the volunteer firefighter chose to leave her full-time position with the town’s planning department to follow her heart, it was a leap of faith – that led to a perfect landing. | READ MORE
Editor’s pick 2016: No. 4 – Take me to your leader line
The subject matter of Tim Llewellyn’s October column offered a rare opportunity for humour, and we just couldn’t resist! As always, Llewellyn provides practical tips and tricks that help firefighters do their jobs better, in this case, bundling hose. Take me to your leader line . . . | READ MORE
Editor’s pick 2016: No. 5 – Redefining toughness
Jay Shaw never fails to offer fresh perspective in his From the floor column. Returning from a break during a conference, Shaw noticed a tablemate meticulously filling in spaces in an adult colouring book. “How brave do you have to be to say you’re in pain?” Shaw writes. Well worth reading. | READ MORE