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James Johnson
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  • Vancouver, BC
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Lives in:
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Instructor I & 2
Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter
Technical Rescue Member (Structural Collapse, Technical High Angle Rope Rescue, Trench Rescue, Confined Space)
Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Member - Canada Task Force 1
Topics you provide training for:
Building Construction
Areas of expertise:
Building Construction
James Johnson is a firefighter with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services. He is a member of the VFRS Technical Rescue team, a Heavy Urban Search and Rescue member of Canada Task Force 1, and has been in the fire service since 2003. James is extremely passionate about building construction, and is a certified Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter, Fire Service Instructor 1 and 2, and FDIC presenter.
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True Aggressiveness Comes from Knowledge

It seems like nearly every time I open my social media accounts I stumble across an argument or negative comments between those who claim to be aggressive firefighters, and those who claim to subscribe to the science side of the fire service. I don’t know if it is due to ego, bravado, or just plain ignorance, but somehow many of us have missed the point that both of these things have to go hand-in-hand. Aggressiveness without knowledge is just recklessness, and knowledge without proper…


Posted on February 7, 2017 at 12:58pm

Training: The Buck Stops with You

How did we get to a place as firefighters where we have the expectation that all training has to be presented on a silver platter and spoon fed to us? I know this is not the case everywhere, but far too frequently I seem to encounter a mindset that all training or knowledge needs to come from the training department in an official capacity. There is so much valuable information available to us through the internet, social media, and through printed publications such as Fire…


Posted on January 24, 2017 at 10:36pm

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