Team fight­ing fit for an­nual fire chal­lenge

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Each year con­tests are held around the coun­try test­ing fire­fight­ers’ knowl­edge, speed, ac­cu­racy and ef­fi­ciency in as­sem­bling fire equip­ment.

Mata­mata Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade’s wa­ter­ways com­pe­ti­tion team has set the stan­dard for ex­cel­lence at pre­lim­i­nary con­tests around the North Is­land, plac­ing first at Te Aroha Gold­fields, third at Carter­ton, first at Mor­rinsville, sec­ond at Tu­rangi and first at Waihi.

The team trains three nights a week and are off to Whi­tianga this week­end where team coach War­ren Feek said they would have to be on top form as it was the last hit-out be­fore the na­tion­als at Carter­ton on Fe­bru­ary 25 and 26.

For the team: David Vuglar and Scott McLean con­nect a hose to a pump at speed.

Great aim: David Vuglar knocks down a tar­get as part of the con­test.

The long and wind­ing hose: Work­ing in per­fect sync is crit­i­cal to suc­cess, War­ren Feek, Dane Lowe and Lyndon Jones show how it’s done.

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