Southborough firefighter Brittaney Doane competing in Las Vegas
Southborough firefighter Brittaney Doane competed on the Nationals in Las Vegas earlier this yr
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SOUTH BOROUGH — Brittaney Doane says the talents she develops within the health club as a nationally aggressive powerlifter additionally turn out to be useful in her profession as a Southborough Firefighter.
Be a firefighter requires each bodily and psychological power, mentioned Doane, 33, issues that competing and coaching for powerlifting competitions assist develop.
“It helps me put together and keep prepared for work,” she mentioned. “It is not simply bodily toughness, but additionally psychological toughness. With the ability to stroll into the health club and get going takes plenty of self-discipline and psychological toughness and that is very transferable to the fireplace division.”
Doane has been with the Southborough Fireplace Division for 9 years.
Not like many firefighters, she didn’t come from a household with a background in firefighting. She grew up in Hubbardston and attended Mount Wachusett Community College at Gardner, the place she joined the EMT program and later started working at Wood Ambulance at Gardner.
“One among my colleagues’ father was a (fireplace) chief at Royalston,” Doane mentioned. “I spent plenty of time at their home, and I heard him discuss it and that is when my curiosity in firefighting actually began. I actually did not develop up desirous to be a firefighter.”
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Whereas working at Wooden’s, she attended paramedic college and earned her certification. Doane additionally grew to become a call-in firefighter at Hubbardston and a per diem firefighter at Westminster earlier than becoming a member of the Southborough Fireplace Service.
On the Fireplace Division, she is chargeable for the upkeep of hoses and different tools and can also be a member of the union’s govt workplace.
Outdoors of labor, she has been coaching in powerlifting since 2017, competing within the clear and jerk and snatch. His private bests are 249 kilos within the clear and jerk and 180 kilos within the snatch.
Doane mentioned she has traveled throughout the nation for the previous few years to compete, ultimately qualifying for the nationwide championships in Las Vegas earlier this yr.
“That was my objective since I began lifting weights in 2017,” Doane mentioned. “To qualify is predicated on a mix of your lifts, and I used to be at all times two or three kilos lighter. I used to be so excited to achieve success this yr.”
Doane now assists Quinsigamond Community Collegefrom paramedic program to RN (registered nurse), learning to turn out to be a nurse. She has no plans to go away the fireplace division, however will as a substitute work as a nurse on her days off, one thing she mentioned many firefighters do.
As for firefighting, Doane mentioned she at all times seems to be ahead to going to work each day.
“I actually benefit from the pleasure of the job,” she mentioned. “It is nonetheless the identical, however actually totally different. I actually take pleasure in working in the neighborhood, particularly in a neighborhood like Southborough. It is such a good neighborhood. It is actually cool to go to Dunkin Donuts or to the shop and meet individuals who know my face.”
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