Acklands Granger staff pull their way to victory at the United Way Fire Truck Pull last year

Teams to compete for bragging rights in fire truck pull

Defending three-time champions Acklands-Granger return to defend their title

The Terrace Fire Truck Pull challenges teams to see who’s the strongest in the United Way’s fourth annual fundraising event this Saturday, Sept. 27.

Defending three-time champions Acklands-Granger return to defend their title and see if they can continue to claim the bragging rights for heaving the 31,000 lb. fire engine in the fastest time.

Last year, Acklands posted its best time of 12.26 seconds for the win, topping their previous year’s win of 12.36 seconds.

The nine teams taking on the reigning champions are Bandstra Transportation’s Big Boys; the Terrace Fire Department; Northcoast Nightmares Roller Derby team; Terrace RCMP; Wrenches and Spoons, a team of local mechanics and their wives; Northern Health; Hawkair; Finning Terrace; and the Thornhill Fire Department.

Everyone is invited to come out to cheer on their favourite teams.

Judging the event are MLA Robin Austin, mayor Dave Pernarowski and Jeannette Anderson, assistant executive director of the Terrace and District Community Services Society (TDCSS).

Awards include Fastest Time, Most Money Raised and Most Spirited/Best Dressed Team.

And this year, kids are invited to have their picture taken with the fire truck immediately following the truck pull.

Teams must raise a minimum amount of money to enter, participants must be 19-years-old or older and the online registration closes at noon Friday, Sept. 26.

The Terrace Fire Truck Pull begins heaving at noon Saturday on Emerson Street by the post office.