FireFit Championship challenges firefighters at the Can-Am Games
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August 3, 2022, Windsor, Ont. – Last weekend, the Cam-Am Police Fire Games took place, with one of its landmark events happening on Saturday morning. The FireFit Championship competition is based on fire fighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations, including stair climb, hose hoist, forcible entry and victim rescue simulations.
Two events make up the FireFit Championship – FireFit Relay, which is a three to five people and FireFit Tech2, a two-person technical relay. Tech2 can qualify participants for the FireFit Nationals Championship in Canada, as well as the World Championship.
Teams from Lambton College, Chatham-Kent Fire Service, London Fire & Rescue, Tecumseth Fire Department, Lakeshore Fire and Windsor Fire & Rescue competed in the events.
For FireFit Reply, Lambton College placed first, Windsor Fire Department came second and Tecumseth Fire Department placed third.
Tech2 results were similar, with two teams from Lambton College taking the top two spots in the men’s division, Chatham-Kent and Fire Service placed third.
The Tech2 competition also had a women’s division, where the team from Lambton College placed first and a mixed division with two more teams from Lambton grabbing the top two spots.
The Can-Am Police Fire Games also had a zero-waste initiative in place for the event.
The zero waste initiative saw staff and volunteers personally collect all cups, paper, food scraps and more to ensure each was put into the proper container for disposal.
Over a seven-hour event with more than 2,000 people, only two garbage bags of landfill waste were collected. Everything else was either recycled or composted. Although not quite making it to zero waste, the attempt provided information needed to develop a system that can be used for future zero waste initiatives.
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