My name is Cory Shields. I’ve lived in Kindersley since 2007, graduated in 2015, and have been on the department for 5 years–I joined the day I turned 18.
The thing that drove and inspired me to join the Kindersley Fire Department was that my brother was unfortunately involved in a collision that claimed his life when I was just a young kid. Growing up I started to realize someone was there for him when he needed it and it made me think how it would feel to be there for someone else in their time of need.
My most memorable moment was finally receiving my pager after months of training. I couldn’t believe that my next step was to get on the fire truck and respond to an actual call.
I would have to say the biggest challenge in the fire service would be recruitment. If fire rescue is something you’ve been thinking about doing I highly recommend taking the step into it!
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