KCFD engineer named World’s Strongest Firefighter

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SANTA MONICA Calif. (KGET) — Kern County Fire Department’s Engineer Ben Gallaher was crowned as the World’s Strongest Firefighter, that is according to Kern County Fire’s Instagram account.

Engineer Gallaher attended Arnold Sports Festival in Santa Monica Saturday. This festival is hosted by former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“We got to visit Arnold Schwarzenegger’s house, and we got to take a tour of his office,” said Gallaher. “It was like being treated like a professional athlete, like an honored guest at the competition,” he continued.

Gallaher competed against firefighters from around the world, and acknowledged the event “was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in my life.”

“Working for the fire department, it’s important for us to stay in shape. To be a good example for the communities we serve and the people I work with, it’s important to push physical fitness,” Gallaher continued.

This festival is the largest multi-sport event in the world, according to the 

This festival is the largest multi-sport event in the world, according to the Arnold Sports Festival website. This year, approximately 22,000 athletes from 80 nations compete in more than 80 sports and events March 5-8, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio.

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