FireFit Challenge returns to Oshawa for a second straight year

Times Staff – After an incredibly successful stop in 2016, Scotts FireFit Challenge will return to Oshawa’s Legends Centre later this month. The 2017 GTA Regional/Northern Ontario FireFit Championships will take over the Legends Centre from August 25-27, bringing some of the top firefighters and paramedics from the area to the city to compete in a series of vigorous individual and team events.

There should be plenty of local representation at this year’s event, as firefighters from Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering, Clarington, and Scugog all participated in last year’s event, and have been eagerly looking forward to another chance at the course this year.

In 2016, competitors took on a course where they were required to do a stair climb in full gear, followed by hoisting a hose up a ramp. They then had to take on a chopping competition to test their forcible entry skills, followed by a run. Before finishing, competitors had to take on a hose pull/target competition and a victim rescue drill, where they drag a mannequin for 100 feet.

Each individual will take on the course, with many taking the challenge multiple times throughout the weekend as they participate in various team relays.

For more information and event/competition details, you can follow the Oshawa FireFit Facebook page.

Related Story: Photos: FireFit Challenge passes through Oshawa

FEATURED PHOTO: A group shot of all the competitors who took part in the FireFit Challenge in Oshawa on August 27-28, 2016. (Photo: Colin Williamson)

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