Laredo Fire Department wins annual Fire Truck Pull contest

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The annual Fire Truck pull was held at UniTrade Stadium to help benefit the Special Olympics.

Teams of ten represented by multiple agencies from across the city, put their strength to the test by attempting to pull a 47,000 pound fire truck 75 feet.

The teams gave it their all but in the end, it was no surprise that the Laredo Fire Department blazed their way down the pavement, finishing just over 13 seconds to take home first place.

Chris Vallo with the fire department says, “We've been doing this for a few years already, we're undefeated. We're doing it for a special cause, Special Olympics, it's just a plus that we win it every year. We've got some good guys, firefighters are just naturally fit and strong, muscular, good looking also.”

The event is just one small part of the law enforcement torch run.

The Laredo Police and Fire Department helped raise over $1.4 million dollars in 2017 for Special Olympics.