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Batchelor and Ohio Burn Unit Break Guinness record for most people on fire!!

by Fire Falls
South Russell, Ohio U.S.A.

On September 19, 2009, a beautiful fall evening in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Ted A. Batchelor, friends and family, and the Ohio Burn Unit Team combined their spirits to take the Gunniess world record for "Most peolple on fire at the same time".

Guinness representative Danny Girton Jr. approved the record on the spot as the United States team broke the Spanish record of 12 with their group of 17 being on fire for 43+ seconds!

"It was a team effort and took approx. 8 months of training, we all stayed together to reach our goal" says Batchelor (Current holder of the Guinness record for Longest full body burn without supplied oxygen, 2 minutes 38 seconds).

The team included the "Burners" the "Igniters" Safety team and photo/video persons.

The burners with their igniters as follows:  Colby Forlani (Kevin Keesler), Forest "Woody" Martin (Kevin Finnerty), John Thome Jr. (Joe Constant), Charles Dakota Linck (Mike Riedel), Mike Lawrence (Jim Hallstrom), Rev. Mark Simone (Bill Heun), Brad Theiss (Mallory Theiss), Nina Gilkey (Nancy Grabowski), Ted A. Batchelor (Deborah Batchelor), Schuyler White (Mario Piano), Jesse Zander (Mark Cranley), Michael Andrew Bank (Chris Germek), Jon "Knagi" Mitchell (Matt Rogers), Jeff Germek (Todd Mclaughlin), Michael "Beefy" Hallock (Mike Halagan), Ralph Bosak (David Nesbit), Greg Findley (William Roddy Jr.)

Safety persons: Doug Wheatcraft, Pete Laub, Brendan Batchelor, Grant Batchelor, Mike Halagan Jr., Lisa Michalk.

Stunt coordinator Gregg Gilkey, Asst. Coordinator Steve Gonzales.

Photographers: Itamar Gat and Greg Harriss.

Video: Richard Weber 

Guinness liaison: Christine Thome.

The event was held at the beautiful Plzak Farm in South Russell.

Please view website: tedbatchelor.com for videos and pictures.

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Last 10 Burns
December 12 Three minutes 3 seconds Tokyo Japan (Yamanogou) Personal best!!! Old style.Television production. 
December 04 2 minutes 45 seconds practice for Japan trip! *
November 29 1 minute 19 seconds first practice for Japan trip. *
July 10 44 seconds. "Running Bases on FIRE!!" for the Norfolk Tides! Great Stadium! Great Fans!! First time on fire in Virginia!! 
April 24 48 seconds! Ran. bases on fire!! For the Bridgeport Bluefish!!! Fun!!! Great people and fans!!!! First time on fire in Connecticut!! 
June 05 2 minutes Fire falls farm *
December 06 53 seconds - Salinas California Airport "Longest Run on Fire" TBD -History Channel **
December 05 61seconds Salinas Fire Dept #3 California. History Channel. 
October 19 38 seconds for 21 people!!!! New Guinness World Record!! **
October 09 35 seconds 36 seconds 2 burns traning for igniters  *

* Denotes Practice
** Performed for Guinness World Records

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