Lambton College firefighter students return home as medalists

Lambton College Firefighter Combat Teams brought back gold, silver and bronze medals from the Eighth Annual Camp BUCKO Charity Student Firefighter Combat Challenge held at Georgian College in Barrie on Saturday, November 17, 2012. This event, held annually, is open to all Ontario College firefighter Combat Challenge teams. 

A total of $7,641 (beating last year’s record high by over $2,000) was raised by Lambton College to take the TOP COLLEGE FUNDRAISER for all Ontario Colleges. Lambton raised more money than the other six Colleges combined that attended the competition. A Georgian College Charity Combat Challenge plaque was awarded to the students of Lambton College.

All funds raised support burn children in Ontario through creating access to Camp BUCKO, a summer camp for burn children located in Minden, Ontario.

Gold Medals

The Men’s Firefighter Relay team # 1 consisting of Captain John Bain, Thomas Elliott and Peter Christian with a time of 1.20:43.

The Ladies Firefighter Relay consisting of Tabitha Siegfired, Sarah Nabi and Marisa Tremblay with a time of 2.17:24.

The Men’s Individual – Captain John Bain with a time of 1.37:67.

Silver Medals

The Men’s Firefighter Relay team # 2 consisting of James Fletcher, Nathan Scott and Geoffrey Doherty with a time of 1.24:16.

The Men’s Individual – James Fletcher with a time of 1.40:20 

Bronze Medal

The Ladies Individual – Marisa Tremblay with a time of 3.11:24

Also, the Camp BUCKO Nancy Sinclair Memorial Award for 2012 was presented to Coach Ron Sparling in recognition of his personal dedication and support of Camp BUCKO over the past eight years.  Sparling received a standing ovation by students, parents, and friends during the awards presentation.  Nancy Sinclair was a fire survivor and former director of Camp BUCKO.

For more information about Camp BUCKO, visit

For more information about the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program at Lambton College, visit

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