Bruce Power’s security team finished first overall in its category at the Security Protection Officer Team Competition in Amarillo, Texas this week. This is the sixth year in a row the team has claimed the top prize.
“Our security team continues to demonstrate it is one of the best in the world and have proven they’re not only a top-notch unit but tremendous ambassadors for Bruce Power and Canada,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO who noted the Bruce Power team received a standing ovation at the competition banquet Thursday night.
The 20-team competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with Bruce Power competing in the non-DOE category. This tactical, physical, and skills-oriented firearms competition is open to teams of security protection officers within the Department of Energy and by special invitation.
“It’s an extremely intense competition on a variety of courses over a four-day period,” said Wade Lacroix, Head of Emergency and Protective Services at Bruce Power. “The events are designed to test endurance and firearms accuracy and while the competition is strong, the camaraderie between teams is even stronger.”
Thursday was the final event, entitled Super Team, where Bruce Power came in first place and received 200 points. This gruelling test lasted almost 15 minutes and involved a great deal of speed, strength, agility, teamwork and firearms proficiency.
Each of the previous eight events over the prior three days was worth 100 points and Bruce Power finished with six first-place finishes and two second-place.