North Shore Fire Department 5th Annual Explorer Agility Challenge was an ultimate blast for the Fire Explorers to participate in. This was one amazing event to see young men and women give their all to complete each station. No Explorer gave up during the challenge. This was a true testament of never giving up and pushing your body to the limit!
Fire Explorers were invited to compete with other Fire Explorer Posts within the Wisconsin area and put their Fire Explorer Skills to the test. Each Fire Explorer went go through 5 stations ranging from carrying a small hotel pack(about 25Ibs) up to a 3-floor tower, pulling a 2 ½ donut roll of hose up the side of a building, using a sledge hammer, pulling a 3-inch hose up to 150 feet and dragging a 180Ib mannequin to the finish line. North Shore, Grafton, Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Janesville, Hales Corners, Menasha and Cedarburg Fire Explorers all participated in the challenge. Each Fire Explorer Post participated in an individual relay and team relay below each post in ranked in the following:
Best Individual Times
1. Josh C – Oak Creek Fire Explorer (01:51.07)
2. Josh G – Milwaukee Fire Explorer (01:59.34)
3. Mitch O– Oak Creek Fire Explorer (02:07.54)
4. Matt B – Hales Corners Fire Explorer (02:09.42)
5. Tyler M – Oak Creek Fire Explorer (02:12.05)
Best Team Relay Times
1. North Shore Fire Rescue Post 705 (01:52.03)
2. Oak Creek Fire Explorer Post 1848 Team 1 (01:53.11)
3. Janesville Fire Department Post 555 Team 1 (02:01.02)
4. Cedarburg Fire Department Post 9610 (02:03.66)
5. Milwaukee Fire Department Post 875 (02:22.58)
6. Menasha Fire Department Post 9217 (02:19.12)
7. Menomonee Falls Fire Department Post 1 (02 02:25.19)
8. Hales Corners Fire Department Post 615 (02:36.91)
A special thanks to Kubin Nicholson, Roundy’s Supermarkets, Paul Conway Shields, Bayshore Town Center and Mead Cabinetry Corporation that were instrumental to make this event a complete success. Looking forward to seeing more Fire Explorer Posts in 2014!
If you are interested in Fire Exploring please contact Learning for Life/Exploring Program Specialist Stephen Kimble at Stephen.Kimble@LFLMail.org or (414) 443-2856.