By Lt. Brian Davi, AA/Public Information Officer
Central California Women’s Facility
While the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) may have won the gold medal in a recent fundraising competition, the real winners were Special Olympics athletes.
The Madera County Probation Department’s third annual Law Enforcement Fire Truck Pull, benefiting the Special Olympics of Northern California (SONC), pitted three prisons against each other for bragging rights.
The competition was held at the Madera Municipal Airport and featured Corcoran State Prison, Valley State Prison and CCWF.
CCWF Warden Deborah K. Johnson announced the start of the pull for her team.
The eight members of the CCWF team put their muscles to the test. The team used only a rope, pulling an 18-ton fully equipped fire truck across pavement for 40 feet in just 11 seconds.
The truck pull is open to all law enforcement agencies such as CDCR Parole, county probation, city police, sheriff, the California Highway Patrol and others. Of each eight-member team, there must be at least one female and four of the staff members much be first responders.
“This was for a great cause and I am very proud of the team. CCWF rocks,” said Warden Johnson.
In 2015, CCWF donated $9,901 to SONC.
Watch raw video of the CCWF team in action: