5 August 2022 Media Release: GRDM Firefighters perform well at the Dräger Fire Combat & Rescue Challenge

Media Release: GRDM Firefighters perform well at the Dräger Fire Combat & Rescue Challenge

For immediate release
5 August 2022

Last week Thursday, 28 July 2022, the Garden Route District Municipality Firefighting team who participated in the Dräger Fire Combat & Rescue Challenge in Johannesburg, did very well!

The challenge was hosted by Dräger, in association with SA Emergency Care (SAEC), and was sponsored by Ram Couriers.The team members included: Emile Conrad, David van Niekerk, Branville Abrahams, Grant Gericke and Petrus Jordaan.

From left: David van Niekerk, Petrus Jordaan, Grant Gericke, Branville Abrahams and Emile Conrad represented GRDM Fire Services at the competition.

The competition consisted of three different challenges, including the Fire Combat Challenge, a Rescue Challenge and a Crossfit Challenge and the GRDM team ended third overall in the team relay!

In the Individual items, the GRDM team won the Crossfit challenge, ended second in the Crossfit rowing calories Challenge and ended third in the MTG Confined Space (rescue) Challenge. Senior Firefighter, Emile Conrad, achieved first place in both the Firefighter Combat Challenge and Individual Firefighter Crossfit Event.  David van Niekerk ended 2nd in the 40-49 age group category of the Fire Combat Challenge.

This year was the second time that GRDM Fire & Rescue team participated in the competition.

The GRDM’s council, management and staff wish to congratulate and thank the Garden Route team for an outstanding performance and for representing the Garden Route with pride and determination. And, with the upcoming Toughest Fire Fighter Competition that will be held from 16 to 17 September this year in Mossel Bay, we wish you all the best with the preparations and we look forward to yet another sterling performance.

Congratulations once again!