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TMC fire brigade tops 1st Municipal Fire Olympics

The fire brigade of Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC), a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC), once again demonstrated its skills in addressing fire-related emergencies by bagging the 1st runner-up award during the 1st Mayor Georgia D. Gokiangkee Municipal Fire Olympics last March 28, 2023, in Claver, Surigao del Norte.

Anchored on the theme, “Sa Pag-Iwas sa Sunog Hindi ka Nag-iisa,” the Fire Olympics was a showcase of firefighting and rescuing skills of the different Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) of Claver. The teams also displayed their speed and accuracy during fire-related emergencies.

The competition, in partnership with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Claver, was divided into two categories: Industrial and Barangay.

All ERTs from industrial businesses fell under the Industrial Category, where the teams competed in three firefighting events namely: Individual Ultimate Firefighter; Ring the Bell and Busted Hose Replacement; and Victim Transport and Treatment. The participants in this category were TMC, Platinum Group Metals Corporation, and Nickelbase, Inc.

In the Barangay Category, firefighting events included Hose Management Relay, Bucket Relay with Ladder, Hose Laying, and Replacement of Busted Hose. All fire brigades from barangays Taganito, Hayanggabon, and Cagdianao took part in this category.

TMC’s fire brigade showed off its abilities in every event, taking home numerous awards as champion in the Individual Ultimate Firefighter, Champion in the Ring the Bell and Busted Hose Replacement, and 3rd placer in the Victim Transport and Treatment contest.

TMC was also hailed as the overall 1st runner-up under the Industrial Category. In addition, Barangay Hayangabon’s firefighters who were trained by TMC’s fire brigade were hailed as the overall champion for the Barangay Category.

Despite the unfavorable weather conditions during the competition, all the fire brigade teams did their best and succeeded in the Olympic Games. All the hard work, effort, and time each member devoted to weeks of intensive training was evident and well executed throughout the competition.

Indeed, TMC’s fire brigade continues to demonstrate their readiness and preparedness to respond to any emergency not just within its facility but also its neighboring community.

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