Huntington firefighters take to the ski slopes for charity

Five Shelton firefighters participated in the fifth annual Mohawk Mountain Ski Area Firefighter Race to race money for burn victims on March 1.

The Huntington Fire Company team, holding a fire hose, skis down a Mohawk Mountain slalom course during the charity race. (Photos courtesy of Fire Lt. Jason Mitchell)

The Huntington Fire Company team, holding a fire hose, skis down a Mohawk Mountain slalom course during the charity race. (Photos courtesy of Fire Lt. Jason Mitchell)

Dressed in full firefighting gear, including helmets, five-member teams had to ski a slalom course while holding a stretched 50-foot length of fire hose.

Huntington Fire Company members get ready for the race at Mohawk Mountain to benefit a hospital burn center.

Huntington Fire Company members get ready for the race at Mohawk Mountain to benefit a hospital burn center.

The team from the Huntington Fire Company No. 3 consisted of

— team captain, Lt. Jason Mitchell

— firefighter Matt LaCoursie

— firefighter Doug Reitmeyer

— firefighter Doug Reitmeyer Jr.

— firefighter Kyle Wright

 

Benefited a worthy cause

Almost a dozen teams took part in the event at the ski area in the Litchfield Hills. The entry fee was $275 per team. The winning team came from Meriden.

The Huntington Fire Company team skis down the slalom course.

The Huntington Fire Company team skis down the slalom course.

“All teams that attended had a great time racing as well as raising money for the burn care unit at Bridgeport Hospital,” Mitchell said.

The event was sponsored by Sharon Hospital, with some of the proceeds benefiting the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital.

 

 

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