Watch firefighters compete in the toughest two minutes in sports!

June 5, 2015

Watch firefighters compete in the toughest two minutes in sports!

On June 13 and 14, 2015, firefighters from across Canada will compete to see who is the fittest, fastest and strongest. 

The Scott FireFit Challenge is an internationally recognized event that pushes firefighters to their physical limits. This competition is based on fire fighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations, featuring teams from all over Canada.

The free family-friendly event takes place at the Kinsmen Leisure Centre parking lot (2001 Oak Street, Sherwood Park), with the opening ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. on June 13.

Firefighters will compete in speed, accuracy and endurance tests including stair climbs, hose hoist, forcible entry, hose advance and victim rescue. 

More information, call 780-237-6406 or email iaff2461@telus.net for a full listing of events and times.

The site location is just steps away from Broadmoor Lake Park and Centre in the Park, both of which who have been acknowledged by Greatest Places in Canada contest. Enbridge will host a BBQ on June 13, and a Kids Mini FireFit Challenge (in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada) will be on site. The Dewalt reciprocating saw vehicle extrication demonstration will occur at 12 noon on June 13.

On June 14, a BBQ will take place with proceeds going towards the Burn Treatment Society. A kids bouncy castle will be set up both days as well from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595