We wanted to know what it was like to get suited up to go fight fires. Firefighters wear 70-80 pounds of gear but that wasn't the problem when we tried.

Brett Beaman was gracious enough to take a break from training new firefighters at the academy and stop by the radio station to teach us a few things about being a firefighter.

Brett and 11 other Rockford firefighters posed for a special 2016 calendar to benefit Pink Heals of Winnebago County. You can buy one (or several) by clicking here.

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