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Fire rescue teams extinguish chili contest competitors
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Fire rescue teams extinguish chili contest competitors

Polk County, FL -- On April 14, three teams of Polk County Fire Rescue firefighters and emergency medical service workers smoked their competition during the Second Annual Chili Throwdown at Tigertown to benefit the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region.

Showing off their infamous cooking skills in two categories, teams from Lakeland and Polk County fire stations battled for the chance to be named the Flying Tigers Chili Throwdown Champions.

PCFR Firewalkers 480 earned second place in the People’s Choice Category and second place overall as determined by the judges. Team members were Lt. Alan Edwards, Lt. Andrew Gagliano, Nikki Wilson and Nick Esposito.

The PCEMS Left Arm Chili Team placed third in the judges’ category. Team members included District Chief Steve Powell and Raul Perez.

The PCEMS KaPow Team members Michael Pobjecky and John Mikula put forth a great effort.

For more information about Polk County Fire Rescue, visit Polk County on the web, www.polk-county.net/fire.

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