Firefighters Battle It out on the Ski Slopes

Teams of firefighters dressed in full fire-fighting attire took to the ski slopes of Sunday River in Maine at the weekend to compete in the resort’s annual firefighters’ ski race – one of several staged at ski areas around the world each year.  This was the 28th staging of the race at Sunday River.

Teams of five raced down the slopes whilst all holding on to a fire hose.

Firefighters Race

"We're not here to win. We're here to have fun!" Watch as firefighters in full gear take on the slopes at Sunday River.

Posted by WMTW-TV on Monday, 26 March 2018


The team from Rumford fire station won the race and the title “Masters of the Hose” with a time of just 40 seconds. The local team from Bethel Fire Department came second by five seconds.

The race raises money for the charitable Sunday River Community Fund which helps good causes in local communities.