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Annnabelle Bailey, 15 months, sucks on a barbeque rib.

PHOTO GALLERY : 10th Annual Firefighter Rib Cook Off

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Annnabelle Bailey, 15 months, sucks on a barbeque rib.

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Station 8 pulled the 40,000-pound fire truck 150 feet in 33 seconds.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Station 8 pulled the 40,000-pound fire truck 150 feet in 33 seconds.

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Chief Mike Tobias gives it all he’s got at the Pumper Pull Challenge.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Chief Mike Tobias gives it all he’s got at the Pumper Pull Challenge.

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Sean McCutcheons takes the lead of the Fire Administration team that finished with a time of 39 seconds in the Pumper Pull.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Sean McCutcheons takes the lead of the Fire Administration team that finished with a time of 39 seconds in the Pumper Pull.

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Desirae Young Nilson holds her son, 6-month-old Kaidan, while Samantha McDonough holds her children, 7-month-old Lilyanna and 3-year-old Tyler.

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Desirae Young Nilson holds her son, 6-month-old Kaidan, while Samantha McDonough holds her children, 7-month-old Lilyanna and 3-year-old Tyler.

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Zack Ballard, of the Nokomis Fire Department, takes the lead in the Pumper Pull. The six-man team finished with a time of 36 seconds.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Zack Ballard, of the Nokomis Fire Department, takes the lead in the Pumper Pull. The six-man team finished with a time of 36 seconds.

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Mike Vance and Station 1 firefighters pull the 40,000-pound fire truck in the Pumper Pull Challenge.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Mike Vance and Station 1 firefighters pull the 40,000-pound fire truck in the Pumper Pull Challenge.

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Three-year-old Ethan Gooch takes a seat behind a 1945 Mack Fire Truck.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Three-year-old Ethan Gooch takes a seat behind a 1945 Mack Fire Truck.

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Station 18

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Station 18

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Station 5

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Station 5

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Students Melissa Skinner, Zuleyka Llinas, and Matt Hill and instructors Nicole Martinelli and Samantha Slechta, of Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts, made the side dishes.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Students Melissa Skinner, Zuleyka Llinas, and Matt Hill and instructors Nicole Martinelli and Samantha Slechta, of Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts, made the side dishes.

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Volunteer Sarasota County Fire Fighters Alicia Puzzanchera, Joe Raridan, Jennifer Halbert, Matt Wilson and Aaron Atkinson marinated their ribs the night before and used four ovens to cook all of them.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Volunteer Sarasota County Fire Fighters Alicia Puzzanchera, Joe Raridan, Jennifer Halbert, Matt Wilson and Aaron Atkinson marinated their ribs the night before and used four ovens to cook all of them.

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Cody Niver passes out ribs with his father, Rick.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Cody Niver passes out ribs with his father, Rick.

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My Friend Scott performs for the crowd.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

My Friend Scott performs for the crowd.

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Amanda Lovasco, Trevor Brown, Paul Lauffer, Chris Vanfleet, Victoria Berry, Gage Griffin and Zack Ballard represent the Nokomis Fire Department.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Amanda Lovasco, Trevor Brown, Paul Lauffer, Chris Vanfleet, Victoria Berry, Gage Griffin and Zack Ballard represent the Nokomis Fire Department.

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Station22 firefighters Tony Barrett and Rob Rignati said their station dry-rubbed the ribs the night before and started cooking them at 7 a.m. The station made its own barbecue sauce.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Station22 firefighters Tony Barrett and Rob Rignati said their station dry-rubbed the ribs the night before and started cooking them at 7 a.m. The station made its own barbecue sauce.

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West Manatee Fire Rescue Firefighters Gerard Ardila, Ben Dillon, Zack Benshoff and Corry Hill

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

West Manatee Fire Rescue Firefighters Gerard Ardila, Ben Dillon, Zack Benshoff and Corry Hill

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Cameron Azar, 7, climbs the vintage truck with his 5-year-old brother, Taj.

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 |

Cameron Azar, 7, climbs the vintage truck with his 5-year-old brother, Taj.

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