Aldermen Become Firefighters For A Day

08/12/2011 05:29 pm ET | Updated Oct 12, 2011

Alderman John Arena (45th ward) may have been given the nickname "landslide" by Ald. Ed Burke (22nd), but on Thursday he may have earned himself a new nickname: hero.

Arena joined about a dozen other Chicago aldermen who participated in a day long firefighter training session at the Chicago Fire Academy Thursday, exchanging their office attire for full fire gear.