Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is welcoming ten new firefighters to the job, at a graduation ceremony to be held this evening at the Fire Training Centre.

The graduation ceremony is the culmination of 14 weeks (over 500 hours) of training and education in:

  • Firefighting Operations
  • Rope Rescue Operations
  • Aerial Ladder Operations
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Medical “First Responder”


  • Wildland Firefighting
  • Water Rescue Operations
  • Auto Extrication Operations
  • Resilient Minds Training


“We recognize the hard work and dedication these individuals have put in to reach this point,” said Greg Hankkio, Chief, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue. “We congratulate them on their success and would like to thank them and their families for their commitment in ensuring the safety of the citizens of Thunder Bay, today and for years to come.”

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue provides the City and region with a highly trained emergency service capable of handling a range of emergencies and hazardous situations. Fire suppression, auto extrication, hazardous material spills, industrial accidents, tiered medical response/defibrillation, high/low angle rescue, and confined space rescue are provided from eight stations. Fire Rescue also delivers Emergency Planning for the community.

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Contact:  Greg Hankkio, Chief – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 807-625-2101 or 807-621-7570