Team fighting fit for annual fire challenge
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.