Emergency crews in fun battle
Emergency services crews from throughout the Mid West descended on Port Denison on Saturday, November 4 to compete in the second annual St John Ambulance “It’s A Knock Out” Emergency Services Challenge.
The event saw 15 teams from St John Ambulance, Fire and Rescue services, WA Police and the Shire of Irwin take part in a day of fun and competition at the Irwin Recreation Centre oval.
The crew from St John Ambulance Northampton took out first place, followed by runners-up Three Springs police, while third place went to team Rambo from the Shire of Irwin’s emergency management team.
In all, $750 was raised through team registration fees which was then donated to the Dongara Local Drug Action Group charity.
Event co-ordinator and chairwoman of the St John Ambulance Irwin District Sub Centre Yvonne Cangemi said the event was successful and she hoped it would continue in years to come.
“It was a great, fun day, and we all got to relax and socialise together,” she said.
“We had teams from Chapman Valley, Northampton, Meekatharra, Mingenew and Three Springs, as well as local teams from Dongara.
“Northampton have now expressed interest in taking on the event next year, so if we can get it to different areas that would be awesome.”
Teams competed in a variety of activities, including the spectator favourite “wipe out”, an endurance challenge in which competitors had to jump and duck two spinning bars that gradually increased in speed.
Other challenges saw teams run through a wet obstacle course, navigate a track while encased in a giant ball, and solve a giant puzzle similar to Sudoku.
Teams from Chapman Valley, Dongara, Northampton, Meekatharra, Mingenew and Three Springs took part in this year's St John Ambulance Emergency Services Challenge at Port Denison.