08/17/13 208 W, 1 I - + 2 - 2 Raleigh Fire Department Barbecue Team Wins "Throwdown"

One of the tastier events at last week's South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo last week was the BBQ Throwdown. Over a dozen and a half (by my count) teams prepared their wares on Thursday, August 8. The collective results were then sold as sandwiches on the first day of the expo on Friday. First place was awarded to the Raleigh Fire Department team "Up in Smoke." That was a two-pronged attacked by Grant Williams and Capt. Tim Duke. Their team was sponsored by FireNews.net. They also received the award for Best Appearing BBQ Throwdown Display. Of our local cooking crews, Clayton Fire Department won Fourth Place. They were Bobby Owens and Bonnie Owens. The event included an accompanying cornhole tournament (for our readers from elsewhere, that's a bean-bag toss game), which was won by the Raleigh Fire Department team "KnotWright." That's Lt. David Ritchie and Senior Firefighter Scott Wright. See the full results on the event site. See pictures of the barbecue teams by Lee Wilson and Mike Legeros. There were no awards for  cooking area decorations, alas. Loved the display by Wrightsville Beach Fire Department. See that picture.

South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo photo

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