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NEWS: Nunavut August 07, 2014 - 6:49 am

Photo: fighting fire the old-fashioned way

PETER VARGA
Jonah Akulukjuk, acting fire chief for the fire department in Pangnirtung, hits the target during a bucket relay exercise at the Nunavut Firefighters Competition in Iqaluit Aug. 7. Akulukjuk is one of 15 firefighters from throughout the territory to compete in the annual event, held this year from Aug. 5 to Aug. 10. It's organized by Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services, the Nunavut Municipal Training Organization and the Office of the Fire Marshal. The group’s top six competitors will represent Team Nunavut at the National Aboriginal Firefighting Competition in Fort McKay, Alberta, Aug. 12 to Aug. 16. (PHOTO BY PETER VARGA)
Jonah Akulukjuk, acting fire chief for the fire department in Pangnirtung, hits the target during a bucket relay exercise at the Nunavut Firefighters Competition in Iqaluit Aug. 7. Akulukjuk is one of 15 firefighters from throughout the territory to compete in the annual event, held this year from Aug. 5 to Aug. 10. It's organized by Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services, the Nunavut Municipal Training Organization and the Office of the Fire Marshal. The group’s top six competitors will represent Team Nunavut at the National Aboriginal Firefighting Competition in Fort McKay, Alberta, Aug. 12 to Aug. 16. (PHOTO BY PETER VARGA)

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