Hon Rob Johnson JP MLA

Hon Rob Johnson JP MLA

Former Minister for Police; Road Safety

    Firefighters of the future star in State championships

    29/11/2010 12:00 AM
     

    More than 300 of Western Australia’s best and brightest junior volunteer firefighters braved the heat during the weekend as they competed for the title of state champion.

     

    Emergency Services Minister Rob Johnson attended the 2010 West Australian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS) Association State Junior Championships to watch 20 brigades compete in challenges based on firefighting skills.

     

    Mr Johnson said the event gave the next generation of firefighters the opportunity to interact with their peers and test their skills.

     

    “It was great to see such a strong contingent of competitors this year go head to head in a range of activities that tested their endurance, agility, co-ordination, speed, teamwork and leadership,” he said.

     

    “These annual State championships allow our young men and women to put the skills they’ve acquired from brigade training into action.

     

    “The challenges they faced over the weekend provided our junior volunteers with invaluable firefighting experience, and brought them one step closer to becoming our next generation of senior firefighters.

     

    “I congratulate everyone who took part in the event, particularly our winners who earned a well-deserved victory in their categories.”

     

    Winners included:

     

    Overall Champion Brigade was Northam

    2nd Armadale

    3rd Mandurah

     

    Champion Junior Brigade was Victorian brigade Pakenham

    2nd Bunbury

    3rd  Coolgardie

     

    Champion Sub-Junior Brigade was Northam 2nd Armadale

    3rd Mandurah

     

    Champion Junior Firefighter was Victor Bermingham from Kambalda

     

    Champion Sub-Junior Firefighter was James Barker from Guildford

     

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