CFA Marshal Day tests Wimmera fire-fighters' skills| Photos

WIMMERA fire-fighters tested their skills at the season’s second District 17 Country Fire Authority Marshal Day.

Stawell Fire Brigade hosted the event at North Park on Sunday.

Competing teams included hosts Stawell, Ararat, Horsham, Warracknabeal and Kyneton, with the competition split into senior and junior divisions.

Stawell Fire Brigade captain Tim Hughes said the day was a winner.

“It was a very successful day, with both senior and junior events  and mainly practising the skills they use for fire-fighting,” he said.

“There would have been a couple of hundred people there, and probably about 80 to 100 senior and junior fire-fighters were competing.”

Juniors participated in wet and dry hose events in the morning, while the seniors competed in the afternoon, featuring in events including a ladder race, hydrant race and reel competitions.

The day started at 9am and finished about 3.30pm.

Hughes said a lot of people had contributed to making the day a success.

He said final results would be known after the final Marshal Day next month. 

“There’s not actually a winner on the day, the marshal competition runs over three meetings – 

Horsham, Stawell and then Warracknabeal in March,” he said.

“It’s like fire-fighting and everything else we do. 

We all worked together to make the day a success.”

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