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All fired up: Forest fire firefighters prove their worth and a lot more besides

Two men with tired, sooty faces sit on the edge of a firefighting helicopter.
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Richard Solomon is a hero today. He is also living proof of the value of a strong public service.

Richard is on the government payroll. He works for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). He is one of hundreds of firefighters deep in the Ontario woods doing the exhausting, dirty and dangerous work needed to extinguish raging forest fires in Ontario – fighting to save homes and keep people safe.

Read the full article courtesy of the Public Services Foundation of Canada.