Firefighters battle it out on FireFit course
They came, they saw, they conquered the toughest two minutes in sports.
The Regional FireFit Competition held in Drumheller last weekend was a great success with a strong showing in participation and in results.
“Everything went great all three days,” said Duane Bolin who organized the event. “On Friday there was the corporate challenge and then on Saturday, the individual events, those two days we had awesome weather and awesome fan support. On Sunday it was a little bit chilly, and probably didn’t have as many fans out, but all and all it turned out great.”
This was the second time the Drumheller Fire Department hosted a FireFit Competition. This year they had about 84 individual competitors and a full slate bat- tling in the relay events. The Drumheller Fire Department had 10 members on course and was also able to field two relay teams, which went head to head on Sunday. The results were very competitive, with the top times well below the 1:30 mark. Drumheller’s Mitch Smith scored a 1:51.66, with a penalty, and Duane Bolin has a 1:57.66, which earned him gold in the over 50 category.
“As Deputy Chief and train- ing officer, I am very proud of all 10 that competed, and the entire department for supporting the event and helping us out,” said Bolin.
He praises the support from the community for the event.
“From our side, the Fire Department, I’d like to thank all the volunteers and the Town of Drumheller for the support,” he said.
It was an opportune time for the Drumheller Department to host such an event, as nationals are this coming weekend in Calgary. Bolin says, he, along with Merv, Kyle and Mitch Smith will be attending. They will compete in the wild card event on Thursday and Friday in the individual events as well as the X3 relay and team relay events to qualify for the nationals.
“As Deputy Chief and training officer, I am very proud of all 10 that competed, and the entire department for supporting the event and helping us out.” Duane Bolin FireFit Drumheller organizer
Left: 10 members of the Drumheller Fire Department competed in the Regional FireFit Competition over the weekend. Right: DVSS team won the Mixed Corporate Challenge Friday evening.
Below: Dan Hird gets ready to run the stairs in the Corporate challenge at this year’s FireFit Drumheller Competition.
Above: Kyle Suntjens of the Drumheller Fire Department, battles through the relay course.