James Johnson is a firefighter for Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is assigned to Firehouse 1 and is part of the special operations technical rescue team as well as Canada Task Force One USAR Team. Johnson is a certified fire service instructor II and teaches at the Justice Institute of British Columbia in the fire and safety division. Before becoming a career firefighter, he spent a number of years in the construction industry and completed an apprenticeship and the technical training to become a Red Seal journeyman carpenter. Johnson serves as a technical committee member for NFPA 5000 and is an FDIC presenter.