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

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.

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.

“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.