Banbury firefighter stars in international competition

It proved to be a triumphant weekend for a Banbury firefighter in a special competition attracting colleagues from this country and abroad.

By Richard Howarth
Monday, 1st August 2022, 5:20 pm
To Hull and back... with medals galore and a trophy
To Hull and back... with medals galore and a trophy

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue announced the good news after yesterday’s, Sunday’s, action: "What an amazing achievement for Chrissy, from Blue Watch and Banbury Fire Station On-Call who competed at the British Firefighter Challenge.”

She came home with medals galore after finishing 1st in the British Female category, 2nd Overall Female, 2nd Female 35+ – and 3rd in open female relay team event

The challenge is an annual sporting event which aims to push firefighters to their limits, provide entertainment for spectators and raise funds for the Fire Fighters Charity.

The 2021 event took place at Moreton-in-Marsh Fire Service College but this year the action went north and was hosted in Hull city centre on Saturday and Sunday.

The challenges the 250 competitors faced included a stair ascent and descent, a hose drag, a container carry and a rescue, using a 70kg dummy.