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Halifax Regional Firefighter Beats World Record at FireFighter Combat Challenge

(Friday, August 18, 2006) - Halifax Regional Firefighter Cyril Fraser beat a world record in the firefighter combat challenge by 4 seconds this past weekend in Nevan, Ottawa. Fraser, 50, won the 50 and over category - his time was 1 minute 42.26 seconds.

The previous world record was held by another Canadian, John McGratten, a New Brunswick Firefighter.

Halifax Regional Firefighter Bruce Mosher, placed 1st in the 40 and over category.

The Halifax team also placed 1st overall in the team competition. They head to Niagara Falls September 14-17 for the National Competition.

The Firefighter Combat Challenge is a competition based on fire fighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations. The Challenge is very demanding and many participants perform at the level of elite athletes. Firefighters call it the toughest two minutes in sports.

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Mike LeRue
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