Leduc Firefighter Headed for World Championship

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For the past several years the Leduc Fire Department has had success in competing in the FireFit Championships. Most notably have been Kerry Harper and Kari Skierka who have represented the department at a number of international events including exotic places like Dubai. In 2012 Leduc hosted the Northern Prairie Regional championships and Kari and Kerry used it as a springboard to bring home bronze medals at the national championships held in Bale Comeau, Quebec later that year.

This is the twentieth year for the Scott FireFit Championships, which is a competition based on fire fighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations. For the past few years Kari and Kerry’s fellow firefighters Leah Bender and Connie Dupuis have joined them in representing the Leduc Fire Services.

At the Northern Prairie Regionals held in Grande Prairie this May the women from Leduc took first place in the Women’s Relay event. A new member has been added to the team as Keltie-May Nicoll, who became a member of the department last year, has qualified for the nationals in Longueil, Quebec in September with plans to participate in the World Championships in Phoenix, Arizona in early November.

With Kari Skierka moving to Calgary Keltie-May has big shoes to fill, but seems up for the challenge.

Pictured: Keltie-May Nicoll, newest FireFit member. Photo by Tom Dirsa.

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