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Dream Jobs: Firefighter part 2 (Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services)

Firefighter Mark Baker

Firefighter Mark Baker

Mark Baker has an interesting life. He has been a firefighter for 8 years in England, because that’s where he’s from and nowadays he is a lieutenant with the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services. Mark works in the area responsible for Recruitment, Outreach and Fire & Life Safety. The reason for moving halfway across the world was finding the love of his life. Despite living in Vancouver for over 9 years, he managed to keep both his accent and a delightful sense of British humor. Continue reading


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Dream jobs: Firefighter part 1 (Netherlands)

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When you see a fire, your natural instinct is to run away from it, as far and as fast as possible! Things are different for firefighters. They have to face the danger in order to save lives. But running into buildings that are on fire, is only part of the job. Therefore I’m glad chief John Widdershoven of the firefighter unit in Brunssum was kind enough to talk to me about what it means to be a firefighter, chasing exotic animals and why you seldom see an job advert in the newspapers for the fire department. Continue reading