Medicine Hat sponsors the 2011 FireFit Championships
A part of our mission involves supporting the communities where we live and serve. In September, the team in our Medicine Hat branch was a proud sponsor of the 2011 International Firefit Championships that took place in their city.
The FireFit Championships is an international competition based on fire fighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations. Competitors are pitted against one another in a variety of good spirited and job-related events, including an obstacle course, hose hoists and more. All competitors wear full turnout gear (helmet, coat and pants with liners, boots and gloves) and a breathing apparatus to complete the courses in the fastest time possible.
The event also included fundraising initiatives for the Canadian Cancer Society, Medicine Hat Firefighter Burn Fund and Muscular Dystrophy. We congratulate all the competitors and are proud to have been a part of the 2011 excitement.