Strong Man, Strong Woman Event Raises Money For Family of Fallen Midland Firefighter

Strong Man, Strong Woman Event Raises Money For Family of Fallen Midland Firefighter

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The Midland Fire Department gathered on Saturday to put on a competition to raise funds for the family of fallen firefighter Aaron Hughes.

In the event, strong men and women had individuals and different groups participating in teams.

These were all timed competitions, except for the kiddos, as they were breaking a sweat to raise money for a good cause.

"The men they've got to pull a 50,000 pound truck 50 feet. They've got to flip a 550 pound tire 50 feet and drag a 200 pound dummy 50 feet," said Victor Macias, with the Midland Fire Department.

The girls also had a similar competition.

Even our own NewsWest 9 Executive Producer Iline Tang went out to show them how it's done.

Hughes lost his battle to cancer on April 17.

He leaves behind his wife and two daughters.