Almost Got The "AX"!

MFRD Pro Team Lowe pictured with their second place plaque. (L to R): Kevin Leonard, Matt Young, Josh Parsons, and Brian Lowe.

The little village of Deason, about halfway between Murfreesboro and Shelbyville, was ablaze with competition a few weekends ago. And our local firefighters did our community proud. 

Almost Got The "AX"

In fact, only tenths of a second kept one of the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Professional Division teams from taking the "ax" home for the second year in a row at the 9th Annual Tennessee Ultimate Fire Fighter Challenge at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy.

Training Coordinator Nicole Miller placed second in the Women’s Individual Competition. MFRD’s Professional teams brought home two honors: second and third place.

The Chattanooga Fire Department ran the course in 1:34:12 and MFRD was right behind them with a time of 1:34:88. “The Chattanooga Fire Department Team competes at the national level at the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge each year, so they are tough competitors,” commented Chief Gaines. “While I congratulate them on their win, I am also happy to say our department still holds the record course time of 1:30.”

MFRD did not go home empty-handed. Training Coordinator Nicole Miller placed second in the Women’s Individual Competition. MFRD’s Professional teams brought home two honors: second and third place.

MFRD Pro Team Proby with their third place plaque. Pictured (L to R): Ashley Johnson, Jonathan Parsons, Britt Gammon, and Jonathan Proby.

“I am very proud of our personnel that participated in this year’s competition and the honors they brought back to the department,” said Gaines. The competition was held on September 29th in Deason, Tennessee. 

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