By Kathy Johnson
The Island & Barrington Passage Fire Department vehicle extrication team were among the top contenders in regional competition on Aug. 21.
The team- incident commander Walter Scott, medic Teresa Atkinson, and toolmen Dwayne Hunt, Morris Nickerson, Tyler Swim and Jordan Nickerson nabbed a total of four awards for their performance at the Atlantic Regional Vehicle Extrication competition, which was held in Halifax.
Six teams competed in the one day event, including three from the metro Halifax area. Fire departments from Enfield and Brooklyn were also represented.
The teams competed in two vehicle extrication scenarios. In one scenario they were limited in the tools they could use, with unlimited use in the other scenario.
The Island & Barrington Passage team received the best incident commander award, the top safety award, placed second in unlimited pit, and were judged second place overall.
“The team performed above and beyond expectations,” said Chief Walter Scott. “I’m very proud of them.”
The Island & Barrington Passage Fire Department has been involved in vehicle extrication competitions for a number of years now, and was host of the regional event in 2005. This year’s placing was their best performance yet.