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4 years 1 week ago

Area firefighters do well in international competition

Firefighters from the Air Force Academy and Colorado Springs Fire Departments won world championships in three events at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge XIX Saturday. The Firefighter Combat Challenge simulates real-life firefighting by putting firefighters through five back-to-back tasks of climbing a five 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses...

4 years 2 months ago

Ground Zero fire fighter remembers the fallen

As the names of 135 fallen firefighters and emergency medical personnel are read at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service, friends and family remember their fallen heroes. Perhaps none more than Lt. James Joyce, a New York City firefighter who experienced first hand the horrors of the September 11th attacks. "That...

4 years 5 months ago

Firefighter competition returns

The Fire Fighter Combat Challenge returns to the Air Force Academy Friday and Saturday at Falcon Stadium. ESPN calls it, "The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports." It pits U.S. and Canadian fire departments against each other at more than 25 locations. Wearing "full bunker gear" and breathing apparatus,...

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