News from Kamloops

November 9, 2015

Kamloops Firefighters Set New World Record

Kamloops, B.C. Kamloops Fire Team New Gold, consisting of Kamloops Fire Rescue members Graham Mackenzie, Mike Brown, Don Clarke, Mark Brise, Shawn Davidson, Josh Booy, and Bryce McMillan, competed in the Firefighter Combat Challenge held October 18 to 25 in Montgomery, Alabama.

After grueling competition, the team finished 1st overall in the Team Event, narrowly beating out Team Poland and Team Lithuania, and setting a new world record in the process with a time of 4 min 7 seconds.

Graham Mackenzie finished 2nd overall in the Open Male Division. Mike Brown finished 1st overall for Over 40 Male, while Don Clarke finished 2nd overall for Over 40 Male.

Kamloops Fire Team New Gold previously won the World Championships in 2011 and 2012.

The event results can be found at www.firefighterchallenge.com. Watch a video of the team relay event at https://youtu.be/f6uDHlhlJP8 - Kamloops is the team in black turnout gear.

Kamloops Fire Rescue extends a special thank you to all the sponsors of the team: New Gold, Associated Fire Safety Equipment, First Call Fire Services, Provincial Fire and Safety, Kamloops Active Health, and IAFF Local 913.

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Media Contact:

Mike Adams, Deputy Fire Chief
Kamloops Fire Rescue
250-828-3725
madams@Kamloops.ca



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