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Montreal firefighters show off their skills for their families

The city's first firefighter family rendezvous included inflatable games, competitions, and of course fire trucks.

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La Presse Canadienne

Clara Descurninges

A crowd watches as Marc-André Gosselin of the Montreal fire department completes one of six stages during the Montreal firefighter's games and picnic day, in Montreal, on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
When Mark Andregoselin of the Montreal Fire Department completes one, the crowd Watching the six stages of the Montreal Firefighters' Match and Picnic Day in Montreal on Saturday, July 2, 2022.Photo: Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette

Montreal is the city's first firefighter family this weekend I participated in the rendezvous of. There, children were able to meet firefighters, see current and vintage fire trucks, watch rescue simulations, inflate and play games.

"It worked very well ... there were more people than expected," said Chris Ross, president of the Montreal fire union, on Saturday.

The Firefit Championships were held at the event at Angrignon Park. This requires participating firefighters to compete for physically demanding tasks related to their profession, such as climbing five steps with a 45-pound hose or moving 165-pounds. It is a national competition. -Safely drag an all-pound steel beam and a 175-pound dummy while wearing 20-pound gear and a 25-pound air supply. The final Montreal version of the

contest was held in 2014, but was not attended by many.

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