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NSW Fire Brigades Firefighting Championships come to Muswellbrook

Published: 26th February 2007

When:
Saturday 3 March, 8am – 4.30pm (opening ceremony from 11am)
Sunday 4 March, 8am – 12pm (presentation and closing ceremony from 2pm)

Where:
Bowman Park, Corner of Lorne and Mitchell Streets,
Muswellbrook NSW

Firefighters from 20 NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) stations across regional NSW will take part in the 2007 NSWFB West Regional Firefighters Championship, hosted by Muswellbrook Fire Brigade, on 3-4 March.

Teams will come from as far away as Tamworth, Dorrigo, Dubbo and Bega for the two-day competition which will be held at Bowman Park, Muswellbrook.

The NSWFB Firefighter Championships have been held across the state for more than 70 years and are designed to hone the firefighting skills of the hundreds of firefighters who participate each year.

More than 80 firefighters will take part in 13 firefighting related events designed to test the speed, skills and teamwork of NSW’s finest firefighters.

The Muswellbrook Fire Brigade team, ‘The Fireflies’, was formed in 1976 under Captain Lem Rose and has been represented at every State Championship since then. The local firefighters competing in this year’s event are father and son duo Captain Chris Kane and Firefighter Bradley Kane, Deputy Captain Ken Perrett, and Firefighters Brett Morgan and Craig Tuckwell.

NSWFB Commissioner Greg Mullins said that the Championships were important for firefighters and the community.

"The Championships provide our firefighters with the opportunity to develop, maintain and enhance their operational skills and demonstrate to the community the various skills, knowledge and expertise of the NSWFB and other services."

All events, demonstrations and activities are free to the community. Bring the family to support your local firefighters and take part in a great community event.

The Firefighter Championships are supported by the NSW Fire Brigades. Please contact the Media Officer on 02 9265 2907 or 0417 671 372 for media queries or requests.