One becomes a firefighter for several reasons. Whether it’s a childhood dream or a personal choice, each firefighter often has their own story to tell.
Alexandre Couture was seventeen when he discovered a passion for the profession of firefighter. This young man from Saint-Eustache has been playing hockey and practicing other team sports since childhood. Teamwork is essential for him. The camaraderie and fraternity, specific to the profession of firefighter, are very important values for Alexandre. Today, he wishes to give back to his community.
Becoming a Firefighter – Alexandre Couture (subtitles available in FR and EN) – Watch the video with the transcript (EN).
Maxime Gervais-Lafetière, who is also a native of Saint-Eustache, was introduced to the profession by his uncle, a firefighter for the City of Montreal. When he was younger, he experienced life and work at the fire station for a full day with members of his uncle’s team. The team spirit and the feeling of camaraderie appealed to him.
Becoming a Firefighter – Maxime Gervais-Lafetière (subtitles available in FR and EN) – Watch the video with the transcript (EN).
David-Olivier Lacroix explains that his desire dates back to his childhood. Fascinated by fires seen on television, he quickly understood that this was what he wanted to do with his life. The fact that job opportunities in the field are limited did not prevent him from realizing his dream. On the contrary!
Becoming a Firefighter – David-Olivier Lacroix (subtitles available in FR and EN) – Watch the video with the transcript (EN).
Pier-Alexandre Pineault, a young man from Baie-Comeau, was introduced to the firefighting profession by members of his family. His interest grew even more when, as a child, he witnessed a major fire near his home. A very active person, Pier-Alexandre did not see himself in a profession where he would be forced to sit inside. He was looking for manual work, outdoors, where he might find a sense of belonging to a team.
Becoming a Firefighter – Pier-Alexandre Pineault (subtitles available in FR and EN) – Watch the video with the transcript (EN).