Chancey Bush
Kelsey Swartz climbs to the top of a 45-foot ladder truck to test for fear of heights during the Evergreen Fire/Rescue fire academy physical fitness test on June 20.
Fitness a hot topic for Evergreen Fire

Editor’s note: The Canyon Courier is following three people hoping to complete the Evergreen Fire/Rescue academy to get their firefighting certification. This is the second in a series of stories about what it takes to become a firefighter.


Dragsters can go from a standstill to 100 mph in less than a second.

Firefighters do virtually the same, going from a standstill to adrenalin-pumping, physically demanding, high-stress work to fight a fire.