Edson, Alberta, Aug 29th, 2014 – A few members of the Edson Fire Department are travelling to Quebec for a national competition.
After qualifying at a regional event in Grande Prairie in May, Chief Al Schram, Deputy Chief Tyler Robinson, and Firefighters Ian Carroll and Duane Woodhouse are off to compete at Firefit Nationals in Longueuil, Quebec September 10th to 14th.
“It’s a great honour to represent our local department, and our community, on a national stage.” said Chief Schram. “Many of our members have put a lot of time and effort into training for the Firefit events and we’ve had some great results.”
The team of four qualified for Nationals in the Over 40 Relay event by winning gold in Grande Prairie. Robinson and Carroll also picked up a gold in the Over 40 NxG2 (two person) relay and the team of Schram and Woodhouse landed gold in the Over 50 NxG2 relay. Additionally, Firefighter Carroll placed 3rd in the over 40 individual race, Robinson placed second in the individual Chief Officer category, and Schram placed third in individuals in both the Chief Officer and Over 50 category. The team will be competing in the same events in Longueuil.
Robinson has competed in 22 Firefit events since 1996. “Firefit is a great event. It really motivates guys to get in shape and teaches them a lot about sportsmanship and camaraderie. We really need to thank 4evergreen 4estry from Valleyview as well. When they heard we had qualified for Nationals they stepped up to the plate and sponsored our team to make the trip.”
For more information on Firefit please visit www.edson.ca/firefit