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Melissa Robertson gets encouragement from fire-medics Glen Carritt, centre, and Andre Perrault as she uses a three-kg hammer to move a kaiser sled’s 72-kg weight at the Ed Howell Fire Training Centre on Thursday. She was one of many fire-medic candidates put through the same seven-station obstacle course every city fire-medic qualifies on annually to test physical fitness. The city is looking to hire 35 fire-medics this year to satisfy new provincial ambulance requirements.

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Melissa Robertson gets encouragement from fire-medics Glen Carritt, centre, and Andre Perrault as she uses a three-kg hammer to move a kaiser sled’s 72-kg weight at the Ed Howell Fire Training Centre on Thursday. She was one of many fire-medic candidates put through the same seven-station obstacle course every city fire-medic qualifies on annually to test physical fitness. The city is looking to hire 35 fire-medics this year to satisfy new provincial ambulance requirements.

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