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Firefighters, police officers compete in Lumberjack Feud

11:34 PM, Feb 25, 2013   |    comments
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Firefighters and police officers swapped their uniforms for lumberjack gear Monday.

The emergency responders picked up axes and climbed tress, all for a good cause at the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge.

A team of firefighters competed against a team of police officers in several lumberjack events. It was all to raise money for Mountain of Hope Good Shepard Clinic. The non-profit provides medical care for Sevier County residents at affordable prices.

Organizers say the first responders really got into the competition.

"So when we announced that we were going to do this, we opened up four training events. Well that turned into seven, and the officers and the firemen have been in this building with our lumberjacks training twice a week for the last month," said Rob Scheer, CEO of the Lumberjack Feud.

Firefighters and police officers from Sevier County, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge all participated.

The Lumberjack Feud hoped to raise $25,000.

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