|Elk Park Firefighters prep to go against Spruce Pine|
|Sunday, 23 September 2007 22:29|
At last year’s firefighting competition, Elk Park Volunteer Fire Department placed second after Spruce Pine.This year, Elk Park’s making a comeback, assistant Chief Tim Winters says- but it’s not just about winning and losing.
It's incredibly fun, he says- and a great way for firefighters to make friends.
And it’s not all fun and games. The competitions mock real situations firefighters could face in a blaze. It’s valuable training.
The competition is Saturday in Spruce Pine- but Elk Park practiced all day yesterday. If you drove by Avery County High School after 3 p.m., you may have caught part of the act. Firefighters from Avery and Mitchell counties plan to participate in the competition.
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