Elected Officials Take Turn In Hot Seat, Literally

Elected officials take turn in hot seat, literally

DES MOINES, Iowa —More than a dozen Iowa legislators felt the heat Sunday as they experienced firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter.“There’s no comparison,” said state Rep. John Forbes, a Democrat from Urbandale. “It’s a very difficult and painstaking job. It’s a job I have a lot more respect for. When I am looking at legislation that affects firefighters, I understand now what they’re going through and more able to understand the needs for their profession.”The International Association of Firefighters is the force behind Fire Ops 101, where elected officials received job …

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