BC Regional FireFit Championships wrap up in Courtenay
Captain Jonathan Welsh pulls a fire hose up the tower during the FireFit competition in Courtenay on Saturday, May 11th, 2019. Photo by James Wood/98.9 The Goat/Vista Radio
COURTENAY, B.C- The BC Regional FireFit Championships were in the City of Courtenay over the weekend.
According to Courtenay Fire captain Jonathan Welsh, firefighters from all over the country came to compete
“We had representatives from the Oyster River fire department, Cumberland fire department and Courtenay fire department, and we’ve had departments as far as the Yukon, Whitehorse, Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Delta, and Vancouver,” said Welsh.
Locals competitors from the Cumberland, Oyster River, and Courtenay fire departments also took part in the FireFit Championships.
Multiple teams from the Courtenay Fire department took home medals, including the woman’s team, who walked away with gold.
Welsh added that the support from the community was overwhelming.
“Everybody in the city of Courtenay are absolutely amazing.”
“The departments that came throughout the province they were just in awe of the support and the cheering we received from our local community,” Welsh added.
Welsh also said that the men’s team will have to recover quickly before they head to another competition in Kamloops later this month.