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Seneca graduate wins silver in Firefit competition

A Seneca graduate won a silver medal at the eastern Ontario regional finals of the Scott Firefit championships.

Muriel Omnes, a 2010 graduate of the Firefighter, Pre-Service Education and Training program, will now compete next in the Firefit Canadian championships taking place from September 13 to 14 in Longueuil, Quebec.

The Firefit competition is based on firefighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations. The grueling five-stage course is completed while wearing full fire gear. This includes carrying a fire hose up six flights of stairs, pulling a hoseline 75 feet and dragging a 165-pound mannequin backwards a distance of 100 feet.

Since graduating from Seneca, Muriul has been working as a firefighter for Pickering Fire Services for the past three years.