MFD’s Bluff City Combat team takes training to another level

Memphis firefighters competing in fitness events that mirror a day on the job

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 15, 2023 4:00 AM CT | Published: April 15, 2023 4:00 AM CT

On Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, these firefighters who are part of the department’s Bluff City Combat team, were to compete in the Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge, the first event in a six-month season that will include national and world competitions.


Memphis Fire Department Bluff City Combat Kevin Timmons Mike Coleman Jason Tunstall Cody Edwards C.J. Patterson Kristen Coleman Subscriber Only

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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