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Oklahoma Fire Department looks to expand by hosting its first triathlon

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MCLOUD – Today,  the McLoud Fire Department along with Tri-OKC will be hosting the first triathlon at the Wes Watkins reservoir in McLoud Oklahoma.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go the McLoud Fire Department.

The fire department is working to raise funds to build a station in the southern end of their 66 square mile fire district. The McLoud fire department is a combination full-time/volunteer department. There are four full-time fire fighters and 18 volunteers. Presently the fire department operates out of one station located downtown McLoud.

Last year, McLoud fire department responded to over 800 request for service, 45 of which were structure fires. That was a significant jump from the previous year with only 14 structure related fires. The fire departments fire district extends beyond the city limits of the city of McLoud and covers 66 square miles.

This is the first time for this event. Organizers are excited about the event and hope that it will become an annual event for the area. According to the organizers the event has already drawn some great metro athletes for this type of competition.

They also say it is a great motivator for kids and teens.

If you are interested in volunteering or providing watercraft support, contact Steve at 405-640-5304.