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District of Taylor council news in brief – Alaska Highway News

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2018200 Views

Firefighters plan for hoselay competition

The Taylor fire department celebrates its 60th year in 2018, and firefighters are gearing up to host the annual Peace Region Hoselay Competition in May.

The competition will bring out firefighters from across the Peace, and as far away as Mackenzie and Fort Nelson, to compete in events that simulate firefighting activities.

“We have a lot of history with the hoselay competition, we like to win, and we like to show off our community,” said Lieutenant Matt Edgar, planning committee chairman and who is nearing his 10th year of service with the department.

“Truly, it is a once-a-year opportunity where we all come together, we have an opportunity to show off our skills, build rivalries, but also build companionship with other departments.”

The competition runs from May 25 to 27, and is funded through the firefighters’ association, as well as community sponsorships. It will cost around $12,500 to organize the competition.

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