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Melbourne firefighters dominate at World Police and Fire Games in United States

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13 Jul 2015
MFB firefighters have dominated at the World Police and Fire Games in United States bringing home 15 medals!

A group of about 20 firefighters from MFB travelled to Fairfax, Virginia, to compete in the international competition in a range of different pursuits.

The medallists were as follows:

Leading Firefighter Michael Benham 3 x Gold Indoor Rowing
Leading Firefighter Michelle Field 2 x Silver Golf
Retired Firefighter Alex Shepherd 1 x Gold Orienteering
Senior Station Officer John Garvin 2 x Gold Darts
Leading Firefighter Robert Foote 2 x Gold Bronze Indoor Rowing
Leading Firefighter Robert Foote 1 x Bronze Indoor Rowing
Leading Firefighter Robert Foote 1 x Gold Orienteering
Leading Firefighter Robert Foote 1 x Silver Bronze Stair Race
Leading Firefighter Robert Foote 2 x Bronze Stair Race

 

Other great performances included:

  • Fourth place in the men’s and mixed Dragonboat teams
  • Fifth place in the 50 metre freestyle from Firefighter Rebecca Janssens
  • Sixth place in the Ultimate Firefighter from Firefighter Cheyne Mitchell

The games were held from 26 June to 5 July and attracted 12,000 competitors from 70 countries competing in more than 60 sports.

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