Firefighters compete in 2024 West Regional Classic Firefighter Challenge in Nevada

  • Source: KOLO-TV ABC/CW+ 8 Reno
  • Published: 05/17/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Firefighters from agencies across the western region are competing for the top seed at the 2024 West Regional Classic Firefighter Challenge. The Sparks Fire Department and Sparks Firefighters Local 731 will host the event, also known as “The Toughest 2 Minutes in Sports.” “It’s a qualifier for Worlds. This is a significant event in the fire service. It promotes fitness and showcases to the public the physical demands of the job,” said Sparks Fire Department Chief Walt White. A job that entails high demands and danger. “It takes a lot of work, a lot of effort. We all try to be the best we can always,” said Sparks firefighter Mike Szopa. “You need to have the best day of your career on somebody else’s worst day of their life,” added Captain Jeff Wright, who made the trip from Irving, Texas.


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