Proud to Support BC Regionals FireFit Championships
The Courtenay Fire Department is hosting the BC Regionals FireFit Championships on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 and we are proud to support this great event. The championship, also known as “the toughest two minutes in sports”, will take place in the Superstore Parking Lot, 757 Ryan Road, and the public is encouraged to come and watch.
On Saturday, May 11, individual racers will compete against one another. Sunday, May 12 will feature tandem races and the three to five-person relay.
When the event was last held in Courtenay (in 2009) we had employees participate in the corporate challenge and we look forward to competing again this year!
About fire fit
August 1994 saw the first Canadian National FireFit Competition held at the Pacific National Exhibition (P.N.E.) in Vancouver. During the 15 days of the P.N.E. approximately 50,000 spectators enjoyed the Event.
With the success of the P.N.E. Event, 7 FireFit events were scheduled and held from coast to coast in 1995 with over 715 competitors from more than 105 Fire Departments participating. Brampton was crowned Canadian Champions again in 1995 at the CNE in Toronto, holding onto the Title they had won at the P.N.E. the previous year. 1996 saw 7 successful competitions once again, with records broken in every category and Brampton taking the Team Title, for a third time, at the C.N.E. hosted by Toronto. In 1997 there were more events, more competitors and a new Champion Team from the Toronto Fire Dept. at the London Western Fair.
The popularity of the FireFit Competition has grown and grown over the past 25 years and visits every Province in Canada. With the popularity of our annual broadcasts, aired on TSN, OLN & RDS, FireFit has become known not only in Canada but World Wide. Competitors come from every Province and Territory in Canada as well as the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, England and the Middle East.