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Brampton Fire and Emergency Services recognized as World Champions

Brampton Fire wins multiple first place titles at international competition in Alabama
BRAMPTON, ON (February 5, 2020) – At today’s City Council meeting, members of Brampton Fire and Emergency Services were recognized for their gold medal performance at the Firefighter Combat Challenge World Competition.

Brampton’s team – led by former World Champion and District Chief, Peter Reid – consisted of five Brampton Firefighters; Katie Ross, Anthony Burch, Dan Palmer, Ryan Dosman and Ian Pringle, who secured first place in a number of individual and team races.

Each year, competitors from across North America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East take part in the multiple day event in hopes of bringing home the World Champion title. The 2019 Championship took place in Montgomery, Alabama in October 2019.

Prior to heading to Worlds, the team also won a number of titles at the National FireFit competition in Oshawa in September 2019.

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services have a long history of national and international successes at the competitions. With training plans for 2020 already underway, the team looks forward to recruiting new members from the Brampton Fire team and repeating last year’s success.


• Katie Ross won first place in the Female Individual category.
• Danny Palmer and Katie Ross won first place in the Coed Tandem category.
• Katie Ross and Elissa Carvello (Vaughan Fire) won first place in the Female Tandem category. 
• Katie Ross, Elissa Carvello (Vaughan) and Kelti May Nicol (Alberta) won first place in the Female Team Relay category.
• Ian Pringle, Danny Palmer and Ryan Dosman won sixth place in the Individual Team Time category.
• Ian Pringle and Danny Palmer won ninth place in the Men’s Tandem category.


“These accomplishments are an excellent testament to the hard work and training our Brampton Fire and Emergency team puts in every single day. We thank our firefighters for their commitment to excellence and look forward to cheering them on in 2020.”
Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“This is yet another example of how our Brampton Fire and Emergency Services is a world-class leader in the industry. Thank you for making Bramptonians proud and congratulations to the team!”
Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor & Chair, Community Services
“This is an impressive feat that requires intense training, practice, commitment and dedication to achieve. I am proud of our team’s tremendous accomplishments and the long history of departmental success in these competitions.”
Bill Boyes, Fire Chief, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services

Back (Left to Right): City Councillor Harkirat Singh, Platoon Chief Gordon Fowler, District Chief Peter Reid, Regional Councillor Michael Palleschi, City Councillor Jeff Bowman, City Councillor Doug Whillans
Front (Left to Right): Captain Mandy Gould, City Councillor and Community Services Vice-Chair Charmaine Williams, Deputy Chief Peter Gatto, Mayor Patrick Brown, Chief Bill Boyes, Regional Councillor and Community Services Chair Rowena Santos, Firefighter Dan Palmer, Firefighter Katie Ross, Firefighter Anthony Burch, Firefighter Ryan Dosman, Firefighter Ian Pringle, Regional Councillor Paul Vicente

(Left to Right): Firefighter Dan Palmer, Firefighter Ryan Dosman, Firefighter Katie Ross, District Chief Peter Reid, Chief Bill Boyes, Firefighter Anthony Burch, Firefighter Ian Pringle
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Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
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