September 12th, 2017 by

Quinte West golden at national FireFit Championship

Quinte West Senior Fire Prevention Officer Greg King tackles National Scott FireFit challenges at the Championship in Ottawa. (Photo credit: Shauna Coulter)

Quinte West firefighters were red hot at the National Scott FireFit Championship this past week in Ottawa.

Teams from across the country descended on the nation’s capital participate in the competition that is based on fire fighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations.    Firefighters are to wear full bunker gear with an air pack before taking on the grueling endeavour which includes a six storey stair climb, hoisting a hose to the top, chopping a hole in the roof with an axe, an obstacle course, hitting a target with water and dragging a 175 pound ‘dummy’ 100 feet back to the finish line.

Quinte West Senior Fire Prevention Officer Greg King won a gold medal in the Chief category with a time of 1:38:98 and a bronze in the over 45 category clocked at 1:38:98.

Greg King 1

He said overall the teams had a great time competing in the event from September 6 to 10.

Greg King 2

More local results:

Mixed Category: 

9th  Greg King and Taylor Wardhaugh – Quinte West Fire Department – 02:02 320

13th  Sean Mitchell and Danielle Murphy – Tyendinaga Township Fire Department – 02:22 690

Over 40 Category:

15th Ryan McNaught – Quinte West Fire Department – 1:52:15

20th Wade Aaron – Quinte West Fire Department – 3:29:70

Over 50 Category:

4th Kevin McAvoy and Steven Ervine – Tyendinaga Township Fire Department – 03:39 790