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The SCOTT Firefighter Combat Challenge attracts hundreds of U.S. and Canadian firefighters to more than 25 competitions in North America annually and is now expanding to countries around the world, including New Zealand, Germany, Argentina, Chile, and South Africa.
The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and SCOTT Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing a 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. "victim" as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock.
The competition is free to watch and spectators are encouraged. In addition to the main event and the Kid’s Combat Challenge (free), there will also be antique and modern fire engines, Fire Safety house, Kid-sized bunker gear, vendors/booths, and more-all free!