Local firies are hot!
MARK Ellis, Denis Bowen, Ian Bamford and Craig Mayled are expecting plenty of hot competition starting next week.
The Coffs Harbour contingent has put in plenty of hard training during the past six weeks for the NSW Fire Brigades Firefighter Championships in Port Macquarie from October 21 to 27.
They will be up against more than 40 teams from NSW, Queensland, Victoria and New Zealand who will battle it out for glory at the titles.
The Coffs Harbour crew has been travelling to the state championships for more than 40 years, and the boys are looking forward to breaking some long-held records.
They will take part in the formal opening ceremony with the NSW Fire Brigades Commissioner, Greg Mullins, and will enter in some 14 events at the titles.
Firefighting championships are designed to educate the community about firefighting history and fire safety through interactive community safety initiatives.