Lambton College hosting FireFit championship event

Lambton College is hosting an exciting competition and very popular demonstration of the skills and professionalism of firefighters at September’s Western Ontario FireFit Championship, taking place Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8.

The event will feature Sarnia’s own Ian VanReenen of Sarnia Fire– the reigning Canadian and World Men’s champions and record holders.

Of particular interest to the business community will be Friday night’s Corporate Challenge.

You can find the sign-up form for the Corporate Challenge by clicking this link: 2019 Corporate Challenge Sign Up Sheet.

Lambton College Fire students have competed in FireFit for the past 20 years and in that time have brought back Canadian as well as World championships.

The Scott FireFit Championships is a competition based on firefighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations.

August 1994 saw the first Canadian National FireFit Competition held at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. During the 15 days of the P.N.E. approximately 50,000 spectators enjoyed the event.

With the success of the P.N.E. Event, seven FireFit events were scheduled and held from coast to coast in 1995 with over 715 competitors from more than 105 Fire Departments participating.

The popularity of the FireFit Competition has grown over the past 27 years and visits every province in Canada. With the popularity of two one-hour Championship Finals show, aired on TSN. FireFit has become known not only in Canada but worldwide.

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