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Kingston Fire & Rescue Community Day: Fire Fit Challenge

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Regional Fire Centre

3 Terry Fox Drive

Kingston, ON K7M 7K5

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The Firefit Challenge – also known as the toughest two minutes in sport – is an obstacle course containing firefighting tasks like running up a staircase in full firefighting gear, hoisting a fire hose and dragging a dummy to safety.

The Firefit Challenge is only one part of the Kingston Fire & Rescue Community Day:

Experience what it is like to put out a car fire, ride a fire truck or take the Firefit Challenge at Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Community Day for the United Way. It’s 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Regional Training Centre at 3 Terry Fox Dr. (just south of Highway 401 at Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard).

For a $10 donation to the United Way of KFL&A ($20 for the family), you can enjoy all the day’s activities, including meeting Sparky. Kingston Fire & Rescue will be holding a barbecue and a food truck will also be on site.

“This is an active, fun and educational day out for kids of all ages. Last year we raised $2,200 in cool, wet weather and we are aiming to improve on that this year,” says Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong. “Once again, I challenge Kingston’s strongest residents to come try the Firefit Challenge – it’s the toughest two minutes in sport!”

Armstrong notes that businesses are also invited to participate in the Corporate Firefit Challenge to take place that same day.

Here’s what’s going on:

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • o Put out a car fire
    • o Tours of the training tower
    • o Antique Fire Truck Display
    • o Sparky and truck photos
    • o Junior Fire Challenge (kids)
    • o BBQ and Smokin Carnivore Food Truck
    • 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Drive in a fire truck
    • 11 a.m. – Firefit Challenge demonstration
    • 11:30 a.m. – Corporate Firefit Challenge – the toughest two minutes in sport!
    • 1 p.m. – Burn cell demonstration (sprinklered vs. unsprinklered)
    • 1:30 p.m. – Participate in the Firefit Challenge

Donations will benefit the 75,000 Kingstonians who use a United Way-funded agency.

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