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2008 NSWFB State Firefighter Championships - Nowra Fire Station in the Lead

22nd October 2008

With just two days of competition left in the 2008 NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) State Firefighter Championships, 34 teams of firefighters have a tough road ahead of them if they are going to catch Nowra Fire Station, which is currently in the lead on 1003 points.

Over the past three days, retained, or on-call, firefighters from across NSW, Queensland, Victoria and New Zealand have been battling it out in Tamworth for the title of State Champion. So far, firefighters have competed in 10 of 16 events including the Ladder Practice, Urban Pump Collector and Ladder and Hose and Hydrant events.

Kelso Fire Station is in second place on 751 points, with Coffs Harbour Fire Station not far behind on 515 points.

Of the teams competing in the invitational division of the competition, Echuca Fire Brigade from Victoria is currently in first place on 1300, closely followed by the local NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) team from Kootingal on 1088 points.

Overall placings (after three days of competition)

  1. Nowra Fire Station
  2. Kelso Fire Station
  3. Coffs Harbour Fire Station
  4. Glen Innes Fire Station
  5. Scarborough Fire Station
  6. Muswellbrook Fire Station
  7. Echuca (VIC)
  8. South Grafton Fire Station
  9. Dorrigo Fire Station
  10. Bega Fire Station
  11. Port Macquarie Fire Station
  12. Kootingal (NSWRFS)
  13. Lakes Entrance (VIC)
  14. Berry Fire Station
  15. Morisset Fire Station
  16. Trangie Fire Station
  17. Tamworth Fire Station (Team 1)
  18. Thirroul Fire Station
  19. Junee Fire Station
  20. Mossburn (NZ)
  21. Wellington Fire Station
  22. Kilcoy (QLD)
  23. Kaitangata (NZ)
  24. Hay Fire Station
  25. Caboolture (QLD)
  26. Unanderra Fire Station
  27. Albion Park Rail Fire Station
  28. Deniliquin Fire Station
  29. Delroy Fire Station
  30. West Tamworth Fire Station
  31. NSWFB Pirates
  32. Tamworth Fire Station (Team 2)
  33. Kemp Place (QLD)
  34. Uralla Fire Station
  35. Griffith Fire Station
Event results

Event 1: Discipline - Team
  • 1st:Lakes Entrance Fire Station, VIC 2nd Port Macquarie Fire Station 3rd Echuca Fire Station, VIC
Event 2: Ladder Practice - 1 competitor
  • 1st: Retained Firefighter Brad Kane, 392 Muswellbrook
  • 2nd: Retained Firefighter Mark Waters, 383 Morisset
  • 3rd: Retained Firefighter Craig Mayled, 257 Coffs Harbour
Event 3: Urban Pump collector & Ladder - 4 competitors
  • 1st Glen Innes Fire Station 2nd South Grafton Fire Station 3rd Coffs Harbour Fire Station
Event 4: Urban Pump Booster Valve & Ladder - 4 competitors
  • 1st Kelso Fire Station 2nd Nowra Fire Station 3rd South Grafton Fire Station
Event 5: Urban Pump & Breathing Apparatus Event - 4 competitors
  • 1st Kelso Fire Station 2nd Nowra Fire Station 3rd Port Macquarie Fire Station
Event 6: 600 gallon Pump First Aid Reel & Collector - 4 competitors
  • 1st Coffs Harbour Fire Station 2nd Scarborough Fire Station 3rd Nowra Fire Station
Event 7: Hose & Hydrant - 2 competitors
  • 1st Nowra Fire Station 2nd Kootingal Fire Brigade, NSWRFS 3rd South Grafton Fire Station
Event 8: 600 gallon Pump Suction - 4 competitors
  • 1st Bega Fire Station 2nd Dorrigo Fire Station 3rd Muswellbrook Fire Station
Event 9: Hose Hydrant & Extinguisher - 3 competitors
  • 1st Nowra Fire Station 2nd Echuca Fire Brigade, VIC 3rd Dorrigo Fire Station
Event 10: Urban Pump & Breeching - 4 competitors
  • 1st Nowra Fire Station 2nd Kelso Fire Station 3rd Scarborough Fire Station

Firefighters will enjoy a rest day tomorrow before resuming competition on Thursday in the six remaining events including the Rescue event, the 600 gallon collector event and the Veterans Suction event.

The 2008 NSWFB State Firefighter Championships conclude on Friday 24 October.

Photos of the 2008 NSWFB State Firefighter Championships are available at http://www.firefighterchampionships.com.au/

 Media Contact: Tammy Ingold NSWFB Senior Public Affairs Officer 0417 671 372