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Dublin Airport Firefighters to take Part in World Police and Fire Games

10th August 2019 - 11:30am

Three members of Dublin Airport’s Fire Service will compete in this year’s World Police and Fire Games

Three members of Dublin Airport’s Fire Service will compete in this year’s World Police and Fire Games

Three members of Dublin Airport’s Fire Service will compete in this year’s World Police and Fire Games, which are taking place in Chengdu, China.

 

Mick Bracken, Andrew Hutchinson and Mick Gurley will represent Ireland at the games, which will see thousands of firefighters and law enforcement officers from 80 countries compete in more than 50 separate events.

 

Dublin Airport’s Fire Service last competed in the annual World Police and Fire games in 2017 when Los Angeles was the host city. The team defied all expectations on that occasion by securing seven medals.

 

Dublin Airport Fire Officer Mick Bracken will take part in the stair race, having achieved a bronze medal in the Los Angeles games in 2017. This gruelling event sees competitors scale 128 flights of stairs in full protective gear while also carrying an extra 20kg of breathing apparatus. Bracken will also participate in the Ultimate Fire Fighter competition.

 

Officer Mick Gurley is set to compete in the 500m and 2,000m rowing competition, have successfully achieved both bronze and silver medals in the Los Angeles games. Officer Andrew Hutchinson will compete for the first time in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition.

 

“A huge amount of hard work and dedication has gone into preparing for the World Police and Fire games this year, and I have no doubt that Officers Bracken, Gurley and Hutchinson will represent Dublin Airport Fire Service well,” said Chief Airport Fire Officer, Gerry Keogh.


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