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World Police and Fire Games: Belfast City Airport firefighters are ready for take-off

BY CLAIRE WILLIAMSON

Firefighters from the Belfast City Airport have their eyes firmly on the prize as they make their final preparations ahead of the World Police and Fire Games.

The team of 11 have a self-confessed competitive streak and are aiming to dominate the wide range of events they have entered.

Team leader Neil Mercer is competing in the five-a-side football, dodgeball, 100m sprint and the highly coveted Ultimate Firefighter.

He said: "The competitive streak in all of us is certainly coming out and everyone will be pushing for medals at the Games."

Team member Tom Todd said: "The events I am competing in will depend heavily on team work.

"It all just clicks so hopefully that will show on the competition days and we'll do ourselves, and Northern Ireland, proud," he added.

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