As the sun peeked over the horizon, five teams from sea and shore commands, competed to determine who had the best firefighting skills during the 10th annual 2017 Damage Control (DC) Olympics held at the Firefighting school located at Naval Station Mayport Nov. 20.
As part of a motivating and positive approach to demonstrate skills and boost morale, team members had the opportunity to exhibit their DC capabilities in eight various events.
Each teams’ performance was scored by their individual events and tallied up to determine the winner. Although speed played an important role, safety and accuracy were considered during the judging process.
The teams engaged in events including, a damage control written test, message blank relay, chemical biological and radiological dress out, quick reaction relay, Oscar relay, fire hose relay, pipe patching and shoring.
For many, the competition was an innovative experience and essential to recognizing areas of improvement.
Although each team fought hard to bring home the prized trophy, LCSRON 2, followed by Thomas Hudner and Hue City.