In Fort Saskatchewan, new fire crews are completing basic training before battling a blaze.
"We had our firefighter recruits from last fall finish their level one fire training," said Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department deputy fire chief Paul Prevost. "We have them go through the paces and going through all the practical skills that they learned over the winter while putting them into action all at the same time."
Nine firefighters were a part of the training that practiced searches, pulling victims to safety, forcible entry and fire extinguishing for houses and cars.
"For them to be able to get the knowledge of all the equipment, fire behavior, how to work together as a team and the muscle training is amazing," added Prevost.
The training took place by Bon Accord over the weekend (May 5-6).
Trainers from all over the heartland were involved in getting the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department ready for another busy season of battling fires.