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1 Fire Fighter Challenge: A introduction to the world of competition for firefighters Submitted by Peter Neal, RA Colorado State University

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3 The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports

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5 A series of obstacles simulating events firefighters encounter in combat situations – Intense fire fighting and rescue situations Competitors are firefighters Provides a fun, competitive environment Promotes firefighter fitness Displays firefighter profession to the public

6 Two sides of the course (Red & Blue) Competitors wear full bunker gear + Air pack – Can weigh lbs! Various categories of competition – Individual – Tandem – Relay Broken into 5 events

7 6 flights of stairs 5 stories 42 lb. hose pack This is the start of the Challenge. After the start sequence, competitors must pick up and carry the hose. After completing the six flights of stairs, the hose must be placed in the box on the top balcony

8 42 lb. hose pack 5 stories Pull hose roll to top of tower Head back down Tower Touch every stair on the way down

9 Keiser Sled 160 lb. steel beam 9 lb. shot mallet Hit the steel beam backwards to end of sled Mallet then placed on mat

10 4. Hose Advance 3 Sections: Slalom Run - Weave around five hydrants Hose Advance – Grab and drag hose 75 ft Shoot the Target – Use hose to shoot target once through saloon doors

11 5. Victim Rescue Final Event Drag dummy backward 100 ft. When both competitor and dummy cross finish line, race is over

12 The Challenge is very difficult, but very rewarding. Just finishing this challenge is a feat in itself.,


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