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Gold medals for QW firefighters – Belleville Intelligencer

The Quinte West FireFit team brought home the hardware this past weekend during the Scott FireFit Championships.
The City of Quinte West played host to the event at Centennial Park on both Sunday and Monday. Thousands of spectators watched as 160 firefighters from across Canada endured the toughest two minutes in sports. Firefighters came from as far as Newfoundland and Yukon to compete.
The Quinte West Firefit Team includes Ryan McNaught, Chris Wigley, Adam Fournier, Tom Orr, Ben Potts, Quin Scott, Sarah Scott, Janell Stonehouse and Team Captain – Greg King. The team had a great showing including the following results:
1. Gold medal in the over 40 team relay category.
2. Gold medal in the over 40 tandem relay category.
3. Gold medal in the over 40 individual category
4. Gold medal in the over 50 individual category.
5. Gold medal in the Chief Officer individual category.
6. The Quinte West team qualified for the Nationals in Oshawa this September.
The Scott Firefit Championships is a competition based on firefighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations.
The event is very demanding and pushes competitors to the physical limits. The event includes a six-storey stair climb while carrying 45 pounds of hose, 42 pound hose hoist to the sixth floor, descend back down the stairs, forcible entry simulator using a 9 pound mallet, 140 foot obstacle course, 75 foot hose advance and finally a 175 pound victim rescue drag a distance of 100 feet to the finish line. Firefighters are dressed in the same gear and breathe from the same equipment they would wear in a structure fire.
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