Firefighters take fitness test

Firefighters take fitness test

Brenden James, 25, of Big Lake participates in the annual Canadian standard fitness test all firefighters must pass.

Brenden James, 25, of Big Lake participates in the annual Canadian standard fitness test all firefighters must pass before returning to work each wildfire season.

Here James is mid-way through a circuit he must complete that involves 25 laps while wearing a nine-pound belt and carrying a 55-pound pack filled with hose. James is a member of the Cariboo Initial Fire Attack Crew and was one of 25 firefighters doing the test held at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake campus Monday, April 18.