I was hired in 2008 with the Swift Current Fire Department. I was placed with my now Chief Darren McClelland. Darren was an unreal firefighter who was loved by the entire department as he has a heart of gold. Darren has always put the interests of other firefighters first.
Darren has been fighting cancer for several years now and has been receiving out of the country medical care as a result. Darren has become a huge mentor for me as I could only dream of becoming the firefighter. He has also played the role of chief officer and good friend not only myself but everyone in our organization. Darren is currently fighting a battle I can’t even fathom, and I am going to run these stairs as hard as I can as a way to show Darren just how much support I have for him and the battles he’s fighting.