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Chattanooga, Cleveland firefighters win state honors

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BELL BUCKLE, TN (WRCB) -- Firefighters from all over the state gathered in Bell Buckle, TN this weekend to compete in the Tennessee Ultimate Fire Firefighter Challenge.

On Saturday, firefighters from the Chattanooga Fire Department and the Cleveland Fire Department dominated most of the competition.

The Cleveland team won first place in the Paid Team Competition and the Chattanooga team won first place in the Pro Team Competition. The Pro Team Competition is for firefighters who have competed in national competitions, such as the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge.

Results in the individual competitions:

  • Jason Pennel with Cleveland won 3rd place in the Paid Individual competition.
  • Drew Rader with Cleveland won 1st in the Paid Individual competition.
  • Richard Leisnewski with Cleveland won 1st place in the 40 and above category.
  • Daryl Horn with Chattanooga won 2nd place in the Pro Individual competition.
  • Eric Stone with Chattanooga won 1st place in the Pro Individual competition. It's the 4th year in a row Stone has won that top honor.

In the photo (from left to right): Michael McCabe, Jason Pennel, Drew Rader, Daryl Horn, Eric Stone and Richard Leisnewski.

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