Meet an Innovator: The Calgary Fire Department

This article was originally written and submitted as part of a Canada 150 Project, the Innovation Storybook, to crowdsource stories of Canadian innovation with partners across Canada. The content has since been migrated to Ingenium’s Channel, a digital hub featuring curated content related to science, technology and innovation.

The everchanging risks and challenges of firefighting and determining the origin and cause of a fire push firefighters to innovate constantly.

In this video presented by TELUS Spark, members of the Calgary Fire Department speak about how innovative tools and problem solving skills are core to the work of firefighters.

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Ever wonder what it's like to be a firefighter? Curious to see what really happens on a fire truck? Do firefighters really rescue cats out of trees? Learn about the risks and challenges of firefighting and how investigators use innovative methods to determine the origin and cause of a fire.

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