Firefighter combat challenge team brings home bronze

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

The Hamilton Firefighters Combat Challenge Team is off to the national championships in Gaspe following a successful August event in Brampton, Ont.

The team features Ancaster residents Dean Morrow, Mike Cascioli and Louis Boiteau.

On Aug. 22 the team took the bronze medal in the team division. The team division is the combined times of the three fastest team members on the five-member team. The competition is designed to simulate a real-life emergency rescue.

Morrow ran the course in a time of one minute, 35 seconds. Boiteau came in at 1:28 and Cascioli at 1:49 for a team time of 4:53.

Morrow’s time was his fastest in two years and a new personal best. Boiteau’s time put him in the top- 10 overall for the second competition in a row and among Canada’s elite.

The Hamilton team’s female teammate, Michelle Potts, posted a 2:37, a personal best for third overall in the women’s division.

On Sunday during the relay races, Team Cash and Burn, Ancaster’s Dean Morrow and Mike Cascioli, ran a 1:43 for the silver medal in their division.

Tandem members must don the SCBA, (self contained breathing apparatus) race up the stairs, pull up the doughnut roll of hose with a rope, speed down, hit the force machine and change cylinders with their partners. The second team member then runs through the pylons, pulls the charged hose line and pulls the rescue mannequin.

The relay team of Morrow, Cascioli and Boiteau ran incredibly well beating out teams from the Canadian Forces, Kingston and Ottawa. The relay is usually done with five members, but this time the team only had three. Each member had to double up each event to complete the course.

The competition used the elimination format. Each team ran a seeding round, to see who they would be matched with in the next round.

Then in the following rounds, the losing team is eliminated from the competition. The Hamilton team ran four races, eventually losing by a fraction of a second to the eventual winners from Brampton. The result is virtually unheard of for a three-member team.

The Hamilton team wishes to thank its sponsor, Ancaster Crossfit, which provides elite level training required to compete at a high level.

Firefighter combat challenge team brings home bronze

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

The Hamilton Firefighters Combat Challenge Team is off to the national championships in Gaspe following a successful August event in Brampton, Ont.

The team features Ancaster residents Dean Morrow, Mike Cascioli and Louis Boiteau.

On Aug. 22 the team took the bronze medal in the team division. The team division is the combined times of the three fastest team members on the five-member team. The competition is designed to simulate a real-life emergency rescue.

Morrow ran the course in a time of one minute, 35 seconds. Boiteau came in at 1:28 and Cascioli at 1:49 for a team time of 4:53.

Morrow’s time was his fastest in two years and a new personal best. Boiteau’s time put him in the top- 10 overall for the second competition in a row and among Canada’s elite.

The Hamilton team’s female teammate, Michelle Potts, posted a 2:37, a personal best for third overall in the women’s division.

On Sunday during the relay races, Team Cash and Burn, Ancaster’s Dean Morrow and Mike Cascioli, ran a 1:43 for the silver medal in their division.

Tandem members must don the SCBA, (self contained breathing apparatus) race up the stairs, pull up the doughnut roll of hose with a rope, speed down, hit the force machine and change cylinders with their partners. The second team member then runs through the pylons, pulls the charged hose line and pulls the rescue mannequin.

The relay team of Morrow, Cascioli and Boiteau ran incredibly well beating out teams from the Canadian Forces, Kingston and Ottawa. The relay is usually done with five members, but this time the team only had three. Each member had to double up each event to complete the course.

The competition used the elimination format. Each team ran a seeding round, to see who they would be matched with in the next round.

Then in the following rounds, the losing team is eliminated from the competition. The Hamilton team ran four races, eventually losing by a fraction of a second to the eventual winners from Brampton. The result is virtually unheard of for a three-member team.

The Hamilton team wishes to thank its sponsor, Ancaster Crossfit, which provides elite level training required to compete at a high level.

Firefighter combat challenge team brings home bronze

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

The Hamilton Firefighters Combat Challenge Team is off to the national championships in Gaspe following a successful August event in Brampton, Ont.

The team features Ancaster residents Dean Morrow, Mike Cascioli and Louis Boiteau.

On Aug. 22 the team took the bronze medal in the team division. The team division is the combined times of the three fastest team members on the five-member team. The competition is designed to simulate a real-life emergency rescue.

Morrow ran the course in a time of one minute, 35 seconds. Boiteau came in at 1:28 and Cascioli at 1:49 for a team time of 4:53.

Morrow’s time was his fastest in two years and a new personal best. Boiteau’s time put him in the top- 10 overall for the second competition in a row and among Canada’s elite.

The Hamilton team’s female teammate, Michelle Potts, posted a 2:37, a personal best for third overall in the women’s division.

On Sunday during the relay races, Team Cash and Burn, Ancaster’s Dean Morrow and Mike Cascioli, ran a 1:43 for the silver medal in their division.

Tandem members must don the SCBA, (self contained breathing apparatus) race up the stairs, pull up the doughnut roll of hose with a rope, speed down, hit the force machine and change cylinders with their partners. The second team member then runs through the pylons, pulls the charged hose line and pulls the rescue mannequin.

The relay team of Morrow, Cascioli and Boiteau ran incredibly well beating out teams from the Canadian Forces, Kingston and Ottawa. The relay is usually done with five members, but this time the team only had three. Each member had to double up each event to complete the course.

The competition used the elimination format. Each team ran a seeding round, to see who they would be matched with in the next round.

Then in the following rounds, the losing team is eliminated from the competition. The Hamilton team ran four races, eventually losing by a fraction of a second to the eventual winners from Brampton. The result is virtually unheard of for a three-member team.

The Hamilton team wishes to thank its sponsor, Ancaster Crossfit, which provides elite level training required to compete at a high level.