Sam Briggs Returns to Firefighting

After ten appearances at the CrossFit Games (once in the Masters division) and a Fittest on Earth title, Sam Briggs was sworn in as a firefighter for the city of Hamilton, Ohio. Hamilton is approximately 20 miles north of Cincinnati. During the ceremony, the Hamilton Fire Department swore in eight new firefighters and recognized several others who were hired within the past year.

Being a firefighter is not something new for Briggs, however. Briggs was a firefighter back in England before she was the Fittest on Earth. She actually started CrossFit in 2009 to help with her job as a firefighter and to compete in triathlons. Briggs left firefighting to compete in CrossFit full time in 2013. That was the year Briggs would win the CrossFit Games.

Briggs, now 40, began the Fire Academy two weeks ago and journaled a bit of her experiences on Instagram. Briggs shared how she was keeping her fitness routine despite spending long hours learning and training at the Fire Academy.

Congrats to Sam Briggs and if you’re in Hamilton, Ohio, you’re a little bit safer now.

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