For the second consecutive year, members of Bruce Power’s Emergency and Protective Services Fire Combat Team were named the top industrial team at the 2012 FireFit Championships Canadian Finals in Baie Comeau, Que., recently.
Five Bruce Power firefighters Justin Clarke, Shaun Brandon, Steve Goode, Mike Nixon and Scott Minty combined to have the top time in the competition’s Industrial Brigade category, which is dubbed the toughest two minutes in sports because firefighters complete physically demanding tasks requiring strength, speed, power, agility and sheer determination, while wearing over 50 lbs. of full protective equipment and breathing from a self-contained breathing apparatus.
The team also won a silver medal in the team relay, shocking a team from Delta, BC, which features the individual world record holder in this discipline. They then defeated an Alberta team in the semi-final, before being edged for the Industrial Brigade gold medal by Alberta’s Syncrude 502, which set a world record in the process.
The silver medal was the best showing in the four-year history of the company’s Fire Combat Team.
The Bruce Power Emergency and Protective Services division provides first response, firefighters, security and an ambulance service to the entire Bruce Power site.
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