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Can you match a firefighter for endurance?


MEMBERS of the public are being encouraged to find out what it takes to be a firefighter during contest at Warrington.
They have organised a challenge to test the strength and ability of competitors – both physically and mentally.
The”Cheshire Firefighter Challenge” will take place a week  tomorrow (Saturday, June 1), from 9am to 5pm at the Warrington Campus of the University of Chester.
The adrenaline-inducing competition involves a course of eight challenges focused on firefighting activities, including “Stair Ascent”, “Angus Fire Hose Drag” and “Ruth Lee Casualty Rescue”.
The challenge will be predominantly taken on by firefighters but will also see some teams brave enough to take on the course, including Warrington Wolves and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s mascots “Wolfie” and “Blaze Bear” going head to head.
While pushing competitors to their limits, the event will provide a fun-filled family event that promises something for all ages.
The day will also incorporate firefighters from Birchwood Fire Station, demonstrating some of the work the emergency services undertake on a daily basis, and will feature vehicles and equipment.
Challenge organiser, crew manager Ryan Cook said: “The Cheshire Firefighter Challenge is a great way for the community to see what challenges firefighters are faced with physically and mentally in their line of duty.
“The service is currently recruiting for on-call firefighters for Birchwood, Stockton Heath and Penketh stations and anyone thinking about signing up has a great opportunity to come along and have a go at the recruitment selection test and see first-hand what it takes.
“The event is free to attend and promises a fun-filled day for not only those taking part in the competition, but all those spectating. There will be a range of vintage and modern fire engines on display, a treasure hunt, a variety of community stands and much, much more.
“We would love to see as many people as possible come along to the event, have a great time and leave with the knowledge of what it takes to be a firefighter and of course vital messages to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.”


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