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“Paramedic Memorial Bell”


Memorial WOD

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  • For Time
  • Buy-In: 911 meter Run
  • 4 Rounds of:
  • 20 Deadlifts (185/135 lb)
  • 15 Burpees
  • 19 Kettlebell Swings (20 kg)
  • 79 meter Farmer's Walk (2x20 kg)
  • Buy-Out: 911 meter Run

With a running clock, as fast as possible complete the prescribed work. Athlete must complete the buy-in of 911 meter Run before moving on to 4 rounds of 20 Deadlifts, 19 Kettlebell Swings, and 79 meter Farmer’s Walk. The prescribed Kettlebell weight by the creator for both men and women is 20 kg. To complete the workout, accomplish the 911 meter Run buy-out.

Score is the time on the clock when the buy-out is completed.

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Background: This workout is a tribute to the fallen paramedics of Canada.

The Paramedic Memorial Bell is a monument that was built in 2015 by Ottawa paramedic Michael Dunlop. It was birthed from the Tour Paramedic Ride, where riders and support crew would come together before the road ride ahead to ring a handheld bell in honour of the fallen. Since its creation, a bike tour from Toronto to Ottawa has been held for any medic to participate in before the ceremony of reading the names takes place. As of 2020, there were 50 names of paramedics inscribed on the bell.

This workout was designed by the Ottawa Tactical Team Paramedics led by Ben Jolicoeur @benjolicoeur. The group hopes to “inspire peers across the country to try this out and perhaps make it a part of your fitness regime.” The workout was first posted on their Facebook page on January 24, 2021.

The rep scheme signifies:
– 911 meter for the many losses that began with a 911 call.
– 4 rounds in honour of the Paramedic, Med Tech, Sar Tech, and OSI losses.
– 20-15 reps for the year, 2015 when the Memorial Bell was created.
– 19-79 reps for the year, 1979 when the first loss was recorded on the bell.

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