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Lambton College hosting National & World FireFit Championships this week

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Tara Jeffrey

Lambton College is set to host the 2023 Canadian FireFit National & World Championships this week, showcasing the best Firefit competitors from across North America — including Lambton’s team which boasts its largest roster in college history.

“The team of 21 athletes – eight women and 13 men – has already claimed 21 medals this season competing in individual, relay and two-person races and have high hopes of claiming more hardware while competing on the world stage in front of their hometown fans,” a Lambton College news release stated.

Lambton College’s Mixed Relay team won silver at the St. Catharines and Quinte West Firefit Regionals recently. Pictured are (from left): Brandon Lyons, Ryan Daniel, Grace Brousseau, Kael VanGothem, Byanunga Ngakira. (Submitted photo)
Lambton College’s Grayce Anderson won the silver medal for Individual Rookie and 4th fastest in the Women’s division at the St. Catharines and Quinte West Firefit Regionals recently. (Submitted photo)

A full slate of activities is slated for the five-day event running Wednesday Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 17 including the finals taking place Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The FireFit Championships is a demanding competition based on fire fighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations — ranging in levels for first-time rookies to seasoned veterans.

The free event will also feature hands-on activities for kids and adults, food trucks, fire-related vendors, and a mini replica course for kids sponsored by The Lambton College Alumni Association. Local breweries Refined Fool and Imperial City will be on hand to host the beer garden throughout the event, featuring a limited-edition Lambton College FireFit beer can design courtesy of Refined Fool.

A special appearance by Paw Patrol’s fire dog Marshall will take place Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Also returning this year is the popular Corporate Relay Challenge.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, registered teams consisting of three to five individuals will compete in Lambton’s official FireFit challenge, which FireFit of Canada Ltd. President Hilary McRoberts previously claimed was one of the “best in the circuit.”

The evening competition will see members of Lambton’s Leadership team face-off against teams from organizations like the Sarnia Sting and Sarnia Fire Rescue Services while simulating tasks such as stair climbs, hose hoists from the top of the tower, forcible entries, and victim rescues. Proceeds will go towards The Lambton College Foundation.

For more information, including the full schedule of events, click here.

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