The Midland Fire Department is partnering with a local gym for its second year to host a firefighter-themed Strong Man and Woman Competition for the community.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Heroes Fitness (4400 N. Midland Dr.). This year, MFD's portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to department's new Community Risk Reduction program, which takes a proactive approach in helping people and neighborhoods that face the greatest health and fire risks in Midland.
Men and women will each have three timed events to complete, and can compete as individuals or in a team of five. Each person participating individually or on a team must pay a registration fee of $30. Children are welcome to participate in three non-timed events for free.
The public is encouraged to register to participate at Heroes Fitness or support the event day-of by cheering on others.
The Strong Man Challenge will consist of pulling a 50,000-pound fire truck 50 ft., flipping a 550-pound tire 50 ft., and dragging a 200-pound mannequin 50 ft.
The Strong Woman Challenge will consist of pulling a 12,000-pound fire truck 25 ft., flipping a 150-pound tire 25 ft., and dragging a 75-pound mannequin 25 ft.
For more information, please call 432-528-4942.###
Media Contact: Fire Captain Aaron Cox