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Kingston Firefighters win FireFit Gold and Silver at Nationals

September 24, 2014 -

Members of the Kingston Fire & Rescue Firefit Team have returned home with several awards and medals – including Silver and Gold – earned at the Canadian National Firefit Championships. Billed as "The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports," the Scott Firefit Championship's obstacle course tests the strength, speed and agility of firefighters who are required to complete a series of fire-fighting-related tasks in full gear. Six of the Firefit Team's members competed at the Nationals held in Longueuil, Quebec last week.

In the Relay competition, Derek Beattie, Justin Clarke and Don Newton won Gold, dominating the Over- 40 Age Category.  This win marks the third Over-40 Gold that Kingston has won at the national level! 

In the X3 Two Person Event, Morgan Carey and Don Newton claimed Silver, nearly reclaiming their Gold Medal performance in 2012 by the slimmest of margins.

Highlights in the Individual Category: Morgan Carey was the Fastest Female Volunteer Firefighter, while Kingston's fastest Firefighter, Michael Frasso finished 17th in the Men's Open Category.  Volunteer Firefighter Corey Hamilton competed at Nationals for the first time and matched his Personal Best time.

Meet members of the Firefit Team at the Kingston Fire & Rescue Open House on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Woodbine Road Fire Station, 905 Woodbine Rd.  They will be operating a Junior Firefit Obstacle Course, weather-permitting.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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