The Hamilton Firefighters Combat Challenge Team recently won the Scott FireFit Championships, a gruelling five-day competition in Longueuil, Que, which drew 30 teams and 250 firefighters from across Canada. Hamilton extinguished Kamloops, B.C.’s five-year winning streak and beat their Oakville rivals. The Combat Challenge involves obstacle course that employs firefighting duties: climbing six flights of stairs; hoisting a 45-pound hose; hammering a steel beam; advancing a charged hose line; and dragging a 175-pound rescue mannequin 100 feet backwards.

Hamilton’s team members are Dean Morrow, Louis Boiteau, Mike Cascioli, Danny Folino, Justin Couperus, Neil Hubley, Mike Jones and Brandon Sferazza.

Next, the squad hopes to add a global title to their national crown in Phoenix, Ariz., where they will compete in the world championships. The world championships are run Nov. 3-9 in Phoenix, Ariz. Last year, Hamilton placed second.

Congratulations to the team.

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