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Nashville Airport Fire and Rescue Dominates 2018 Hero’s Challenge

Joseph Pleasant; Public Information Officer

Inaugural Hero’s Challenge raises more than $7,000 for Operation Warm

Nashville, TN (May 10, 2018) – The rainy weather on Saturday did not stop 28 individuals and 10 teams from taking the IAFF Local 140 Hero’s Challenge on May 5th at the Nashville Fire Department training Academy.

The event raised $7,321 for Operation Warm. Operation Warm is a national non-profit organization that provides brand new winter coats to children.

In December Nashville Firefighters distributed 676 brand-new winter coats to students at Paragon Mills Elementary School.

The money raised at the Hero’s Challenge is enough to purchase around 180 brand new coats to be distributed in December 2018.

The event allowed individuals to test their strength by taking on the physical agility test NFD recruits must complete to be considered for employment.

Also, during the challenge teams got to compete in a fire engine pull to see which team could pull a fire engine 50 feet in the shortest amount of time.

The Nashville International Airport Fire and Rescue team dominated in the engine pull with two teams taking the first and second place spots.

The team claimed the 2018 Hero’s Challenge Championship Helmet and will keep it until next year when it will be up for grabs again at the competition.

Additionally, BNA Fire and Rescue team member Kenial Williams placed first in the men’s individual division.

Sarah Murray placed first in the women’s individual division.

The individual winners won autographed fire helmets signed by the Nashville Predators and the Tennessee Titans.

Congratulations to everyone who participated.

The Nashville Fire Department would also like to thank the people who sponsored the event.

  • Nashville Fire Department Station #2 B-Shift
  • MSA
  • Edley's Bar-B-Que
  • Columbia Southern University
  • RT Medical
  • TriStar-Health
  • Mid 10 Nutrition
  • Spring Hill Funeral Home
  • Masterpiece Vacations
  • Jack Daniel's TN Fire
  • Christie Cookies

Hero's Challenge Winners

Nashville International Airport Fire and Resuce

Winning Helmet