THERE’S no one members in the Towrang Bushfire Brigade would rather have on the frontline than David Price.
It seems he’s equally adept and driven at the clay target range too.
The Brigade’s senior deputy captain attended the World Firefighters Games at the Sydney International Shooting Centre last month hopeful he’d acquit himself well.
He walked away with a silver medal.
Price accrued 128 points out of a possible 150 to secure the medallion in the downthe- line competition, an event contested by shooters as far away as France.
The performance didn’t surprise his superior, the Towrang Brigade’s captain Allan Burman.
“He’s as mean a firefighter as he is a shooter,” Burman said.
“The whole Brigade’s very proud of David.”
Experience fighting some of Australia’s most devastating fires had Price in good stead to adapt to any conditions the weather gods provided.
Strong winds and wintry temperatures cruelled most shooter’s chances.
“It was very windy, freezing cold,” the silver medallist said.
“That was one of the windiest days I’ve ever shot at. It was challenging, especially when the targets start blowing back at you.”
Price, a firefighter since 1975 and member of the local clay target club since ‘82, aims to go one better than second place this weekend.
He’ll join dozens of shooters from across the state at the Goulburn range on Sunday for the Allan Cramp and Clem Rowe Memorial competition.
Among those converging on the range is the eventual down-the-line gold medallist from Sydney.
Price is eager to set the record straight.