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Corner Brook firefighters team up for silver in tandem event at national Firefit Challenge

A group of Corner Brook firefighters finished 13th overall in the relay event at the 2017 National Firefit Challenge held recently in Ottawa.

The five-member team included firefighters Craig Harnum, Wayne George, Alex Hillier, Alex Way and Matthew Boudreau, who also had their mettle tested in individual competition that saw participants complete five fireground tasks — tower climb, hose pull, ventilation simulator, hose drag and dummy/rescue drag.

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Corner Brook firefighters claim second in relay at Firefit Championships

The team finished 16th overall in the team competition that featured 47 entries from across Canada and converged on the capital for six days.

Harnum and George showed they can work well together as a team as they caught people’s attention with their second-place finish in the Over-50 tandem event.

Hillier had the best showing of the five in the individual competition placing 77th overall, while Way was 93rd overall and Harnum nailed down 132nd spot. George placed 149th in the individual event and Boudreau was listed at 158th in the final results.

The Corner Brook firefighters won silver in the relay event and finished fourth overall at the 2017 provincial Firefit Challenge held in Conception Bay South earlier this year to earn the right to attend the national competition.

The Central Fire Station in Corner Brook is shown in this 2015 photo.

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