September 29, 2015 - 6:00 AM
KAMLOOPS - Several local firefighters were in Ontario last week proving we have some of the most fit firefighters in the country.
Seven firefighters from Kamloops Fire Rescue took part in the FireFit Canadian National Finals in Kitchener Sept. 16 to 20 and several came away with top times.
As the youngest duo in the over 40 category Mike Brown, 41, and Don Clarke, 40, dominated the X-3 Relay while Clarke took first, Brown took second and Shawn Davidson took fourth in the individual over 40 category.
The team of Clarke, Brown, Davidson, Graham MacKenzie and Mark Brise took a second place in the team results and Bryce McMillan finished 11 of 47 in the rookie category.
Out of 154 men competing in the individual races MacKenzie came in second, Clarke in 15th, Brown in 16th, Davidson in 28th, Josh Booy in 46th, Mark Brise in 49th and McMillan in 72nd.
The FireFit competition began in 1994 during the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. The event has since grown and now visits every province and the championship final show airs on several TV stations. Competitors now come from all over Canada as well as the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Germany, England and the Middle East.
The 2016 Northern B.C. regional event is tentatively scheduled for Vernon or Chilliwack next May and the nationals are scheduled for Spruce Meadows, Alta. next September.
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