WCPFBA Waterway Challenge

water trough blackball firemen water challenge event

Saturday saw Blackball came alive with the sound of running water

hose running blackball water challenge


hosing the marker blackball firemens water challenge


hoses out firemen water challenge in blackball

and firemen

checking the score blackball water challenge

lead the way with the hoses firemens water challenge blackball

Blackball Volunteer Fire Brigade played host to the West Coast Provincial Fire Brigade Association water challenge (WCPFBA).

greymouth team event water challenge

team effort water challenge blackball

hose event blackball firemen water challenge

It was a great turnout with teams from Greymouth, Runanga, Brunner, Kumara, Hokitika and as far afield as Darfield and Rangiora in Canterbury.

tents ready blackball water challenge

Blackball turned on a stunning day of weather and a very entertaining event.

watching the games blackball firemens water challenge

There was plenty for everyone to see – if you didn’t mind the possibility of getting a little wet……

connecting the hoses firemens water challenge event blackball

The local teams did really well with Runanga A taking out the 2 man event

4 man team event blackballl water challenge

and Greymouth team in the fours.

watching from the fire truck blackball

hose roller blackball firemans water challenge

It was a privilege to see all these guys and girls in action – in a fun event, rather than a disaster.  They all do an amazing job and we would be lost without them so thanks heaps to every one of them up and down the West Coast and in fact to all our volunteer firemen countrywide.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the West Coast and supporting any community events.


About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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5 Responses to WCPFBA Waterway Challenge

  1. Mama says:

    we certainly are indebted to the many wonderful men & women up & down our beautiful country who who are always there when needed.


  2. Pat says:

    Wish they’d do something like that around here. Looks like great fun. Firefighters are the best!

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