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JFD weight loss challenge winner receives an award

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Community members gathered at the Jackson Fire Department Friday morning, where the winner of their weight loss challenge received their award. 

Emmitt Bracey says a friend told him about the challenge and after gaining a little weight...he thought, why not? 

Emmitt Bracey received the award for being the challenge winner. 

"You want to be able to perform. You don't have enough time to warm up and get ready for a fire. They kind of come when they feel like it. So at that point, you have to be ready to perform and be able to react. Being in your best health is the best thing for you." 

The Jackson Fire Department says they hope to make this challenge an annual event.

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