Today, the Albany Fire Department invited members of the community to participate in FireOps101, an event to teach others what it takes to be a firefighter.

“It’s a very demanding job, a lot of times we see things that people aren’t supposed to see,”said Sam Fresina, President of NYS Professional Firefighters Union. “A lot of days are very rewarding, and a lot of days are tough.”

The event consisted of several exercises including ladder climbing and entering a building with a controlled fire.  

FireOps101 is an annual event.