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Montserrat Fire and Rescue Service Firefighting challenge champions

Following up on a successful outing in Antigua, Members of the Montserrat Fire and Rescue Service Collis Rankin, Nichon Weekes and Andre West returned from Jamaica on Monday, December 6, celebrating their Third Fire Challenge victory within one year.

Acting Chief Fire Officer Andre West reports Rankin and Weekes placed 1st and 3rd respectively in the Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs 2nd grand Firefighter Challenge at the Trilany stadium in Jamaica. Trinidad’s Firefighter Dolly won the 2nd spot in the competition.

In November last year Nesta Piper and Elbert Aaron placed 2nd and 4th respectively.

This followed the firemen’s recent success in Antigua where they won three out of four fire fighting drill events. The events were: the One woman drill, won by Silvina Malone; the One man drill won by Nichon Weekes; and the Endurance drill, won by Sidney Allen-. Antigua had won the fourth drill, the target drill.

There were 12 competitors comprised of Jamaica, St. Lucia, Barbados, British Virgin Island, United States Virgin Island, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Montserrat.

The competition followed training sessions and Acting Chief Fire Officer Andre West who also received an award at the closing ceremony for his commitment, participation and invaluable contribution towards the Junior Leadership Academy (JOLA), told TMR upon their return:  “We did it again!”

“Our success has been achieved by intense training, commitment and resilience and certainly the members of the Fire and Rescue Service have made Montserrat proud once again,” he boasted.

West said, his men will continue to represent Montserrat in the region as well as internationally, “maintaining a high standard of training and competency to provide the requisite service and response capability.”

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Following up on a successful outing in Antigua, Members of the Montserrat Fire and Rescue Service Collis Rankin, Nichon Weekes and Andre West returned from Jamaica on Monday, December 6, celebrating their Third Fire Challenge victory within one year.

Acting Chief Fire Officer Andre West reports Rankin and Weekes placed 1st and 3rd respectively in the Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs 2nd grand Firefighter Challenge at the Trilany stadium in Jamaica. Trinidad’s Firefighter Dolly won the 2nd spot in the competition.

In November last year Nesta Piper and Elbert Aaron placed 2nd and 4th respectively.

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This followed the firemen’s recent success in Antigua where they won three out of four fire fighting drill events. The events were: the One woman drill, won by Silvina Malone; the One man drill won by Nichon Weekes; and the Endurance drill, won by Sidney Allen-. Antigua had won the fourth drill, the target drill.

There were 12 competitors comprised of Jamaica, St. Lucia, Barbados, British Virgin Island, United States Virgin Island, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Montserrat.

The competition followed training sessions and Acting Chief Fire Officer Andre West who also received an award at the closing ceremony for his commitment, participation and invaluable contribution towards the Junior Leadership Academy (JOLA), told TMR upon their return:  “We did it again!”

“Our success has been achieved by intense training, commitment and resilience and certainly the members of the Fire and Rescue Service have made Montserrat proud once again,” he boasted.

West said, his men will continue to represent Montserrat in the region as well as internationally, “maintaining a high standard of training and competency to provide the requisite service and response capability.”