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Glen Innes Fire Brigade wins first round of the 2009 NSWFB Firefighter Championships

Published: 17th March 2009

The first round of the 2009 NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) Firefighter Championships series, held in Glen Innes drew to a close on Sunday with one of the local teams declared the overall winner.

NSWFB Commissioner Greg Mullins, who was in Glen Innes for the Championship, congratulatedthe retained firefighters from Glen Innes Fire Brigade on their outstanding performance.

"The local team performed strongly throughout the weekend and took out the competition more than400 points ahead of their nearest rival - the team from Dorrigo Fire Brigade.

"Local firefighters put a lot of effort into preparing for the weekend and it was a great way to start the2009 Championship series."

Commissioner Mullins said engaging with the community about fire safety was a key element of theNSWFB Firefighter Championships and the role of the modern firefighter.

"Over the weekend, our focus was on fire safety for seniors. People in the 65 years and older age group are over-represented in fire death statistics, with seven of the 21 fatal house fires in NSW lastyear claiming the lives of a person in this age group.

"With NSW Seniors Week getting underway on Sunday 15 March, firefighters were on hand to demonstrate to local seniors the dangers of kitchen fires and to provide advice on what they can do reduce the risk of a fire in the home."

For more information about seniors fire safety visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au

Final results

  1. Glen Innes
  2. Dorrigo
  3. Port Macquarie
  4. Mudgee
  5. South Grafton
  6. Kootingal RFS
  7. Kilcoy QFRS
  8. Trangie
  9. Tenterfield
  10. Glen Innes
  11. Delroy
  12. Woodford QFRS
  13. Narrabri
  14. Tamworth
  15. Tweed River
  16. Thirroul
  17. Wyong
  18. Uralla
  19. Barraba
  20. Glen Innes
  21. Severn/Glen Innes RFS
The next round of the 2009 NSWFB Firefighter Championships will be held in Delroy on 2-3 May 2009.