Knotty exercise

Fledgling firefighters test their rope skills at the Oak Bay hall

Oak Bay rookie firefighter Jason Ahokas practices tying a rescue knot on fellow department newcomer Riley Ireland during monthly evaluations outside the fire hall on Tuesday.

Oak Bay rookie firefighter Jason Ahokas practices tying a rescue knot on fellow department newcomer Riley Ireland during monthly evaluations outside the fire hall on Tuesday.

As part of their training, new Oak Bay firefighters get tested monthly in various aspects of the job, including tying knots.