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Firefighters converge on Morrow for Southside Firefighters Team Competition

Clayton County firefighters Keith Marler, from left, Cody Whitlock and Phillip Yarri work together to knock down targets in the Southside Firefighters Team Competition’s Wet Turkey event in Morrow Saturday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County firefighters Keith Marler, from left, Cody Whitlock and Phillip Yarri work together to knock down targets in the Southside Firefighters Team Competition’s Wet Turkey event in Morrow Saturday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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A Clayton County firefighter’s gear sits on the ground of the Walmart parking lot in Morrow during the Southside Firefighters Team Competition. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County Fire Department Lt. Spencer Mundy adjusts the strap on his helmet during the competition’s individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Forest Park firefighter Andrew Duffey adjusts a belt strap on his uniform during the individual dressing event. Duffey came took first place in the event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Forest Park firefighter Andrew Duffey signals to judges that he has finished putting on his uniform during the individual dressing event. He took first place in the event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Children watch Morrow firefighter Ryan Murtagh put on his uniform during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County firefighter Phillip Yarri puts on his oxygen mask during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Morrow firefighter Matt Rawlins straps on his helmet during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Forest Park firefighter Travis Touhy fixes his helmet strap during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County firefighter Cody Whitlock puts on his pants during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Morrow firefighter Sammy Gibson, left, waits for Cobb County fire Capt. Jack Sorrells, one of the competition’s judges, to finish checking his uniform during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Firefighter uniform pieces sit in the parking lot during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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A Morrow firefighter puts his gloves on during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Competition judge Jack Sorrells, center, explains the rules for the Air Pack Relay event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Forest Park firefighter Travis Touhy, center, fastens the air pack belt during the Air Pack Relay. Forest Park’s relay team won the event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County firefighter Cody Whitlock, left, fastens the air pack belt during his team’s first leg on the Air Pack Relay. Also pictured is Clayton County Lt. Spencer Mundy, who was on the second leg of the team’s relay. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County fire Lt. Spencer Mundy, right, taps firefighter Keith Marler on the shoulder to begin the team’s third relay leg. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County firefighter Keith Marler, kneeling, put his uniform on during the team’s third relay leg. Meanwhile, Lt. Spencer Mundy gets the air pack ready for Marler. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County firefighter Keith Marler, left, helps firefighter Phillip Yarri put on the air pack during the team’s final relay leg. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Morrow firefighters run at the beginning of the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Morrow firefighters carry hoses and other needed equipment as they get off to a running start in the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Morrow firefighters aim to knock down targets during the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Cobb County firefighters get off to a running start in the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Cobb County Fire Department Lt. John Brady attaches a nozzle to a hose during the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Cobb County firefighters try to knock down targets with a spray hose during the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County firefighters race to get into place during the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County firefighters Keith Marler, left, and Cody Whitlock try to control their water hose during the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Forest Park firefighters watch other teams compete in the Busted Hose event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Forest Park fire Capt. Chance Williams, left, chats with fellow firefighter Brian Blish as they wait to begin the busted hose event. Although Forest Park’s fire department had a team in the competition, Williams and Blish also competed as part of a “Metro” team made up of firefighters from multiple departments. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County firefighter Kevin Mitchell aims the “Metro” team’s fire house during the Busted Hose event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Forest Park firefighters chat as they wait for the winners of the competition to be named. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Forest Park firefighters show off the plaques they received for winning the overall competition. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County firefighters Keith Marler, from left, Cody Whitlock and Phillip Yarri work together to knock down targets in the Southside Firefighters Team Competition’s Wet Turkey event in Morrow Saturday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

A Clayton County firefighter’s gear sits on the ground of the Walmart parking lot in Morrow during the Southside Firefighters Team Competition. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County Fire Department Lt. Spencer Mundy adjusts the strap on his helmet during the competition’s individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Forest Park firefighter Andrew Duffey adjusts a belt strap on his uniform during the individual dressing event. Duffey came took first place in the event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Forest Park firefighter Andrew Duffey signals to judges that he has finished putting on his uniform during the individual dressing event. He took first place in the event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Children watch Morrow firefighter Ryan Murtagh put on his uniform during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County firefighter Phillip Yarri puts on his oxygen mask during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Morrow firefighter Matt Rawlins straps on his helmet during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Forest Park firefighter Travis Touhy fixes his helmet strap during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County firefighter Cody Whitlock puts on his pants during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Morrow firefighter Sammy Gibson, left, waits for Cobb County fire Capt. Jack Sorrells, one of the competition’s judges, to finish checking his uniform during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Firefighter uniform pieces sit in the parking lot during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

A Morrow firefighter puts his gloves on during the individual dressing event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Competition judge Jack Sorrells, center, explains the rules for the Air Pack Relay event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Forest Park firefighter Travis Touhy, center, fastens the air pack belt during the Air Pack Relay. Forest Park’s relay team won the event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County firefighter Cody Whitlock, left, fastens the air pack belt during his team’s first leg on the Air Pack Relay. Also pictured is Clayton County Lt. Spencer Mundy, who was on the second leg of the team’s relay. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County fire Lt. Spencer Mundy, right, taps firefighter Keith Marler on the shoulder to begin the team’s third relay leg. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County firefighter Keith Marler, kneeling, put his uniform on during the team’s third relay leg. Meanwhile, Lt. Spencer Mundy gets the air pack ready for Marler. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County firefighter Keith Marler, left, helps firefighter Phillip Yarri put on the air pack during the team’s final relay leg. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Morrow firefighters run at the beginning of the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Morrow firefighters carry hoses and other needed equipment as they get off to a running start in the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Morrow firefighters aim to knock down targets during the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Cobb County firefighters get off to a running start in the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Cobb County Fire Department Lt. John Brady attaches a nozzle to a hose during the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Cobb County firefighters try to knock down targets with a spray hose during the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County firefighters race to get into place during the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County firefighters Keith Marler, left, and Cody Whitlock try to control their water hose during the Wet Turkey event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Forest Park firefighters watch other teams compete in the Busted Hose event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Forest Park fire Capt. Chance Williams, left, chats with fellow firefighter Brian Blish as they wait to begin the busted hose event. Although Forest Park’s fire department had a team in the competition, Williams and Blish also competed as part of a “Metro” team made up of firefighters from multiple departments. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County firefighter Kevin Mitchell aims the “Metro” team’s fire house during the Busted Hose event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Forest Park firefighters chat as they wait for the winners of the competition to be named. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Forest Park firefighters show off the plaques they received for winning the overall competition. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

By Curt Yeomans