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FIREFIGHTER CHALLENGE

Register to participate in one of our two competitions. Both opportunities will show your strength and firefighting prowess in the International Firefighter Challenge

FIREFIGHTER CHALLENGE

Join us at the Ladders & Lagers Festival for the Firefighter Challenge sponsored by the Dallas Firefighter's Association as seen on ESPN for a dozen years. The Challenge annually attracts hundreds of U.S. and Canadian municipal fire departments and will now be hosted in Dallas!

 

The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and the Scott 5.5 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 the 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.

Test your strength, and join us this year as a participant. 

BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SIGNATURE SPONSOR

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EVENT SCHEDULE
 

Friday:

2PM - Training/Skills and FD Recruitment programming

Saturday: 

Noon - Opening Ceremony with Individual category following

Sunday:   

Noon - Opening Ceremony with Tandem and Relay categories following Awards will occur at conclusion of event

Ready to Register?  First:  Open and/or print the step-by-step instructions below to use moving forward, then scroll back up to the top of this page and select TEAMS under EVENTS.
 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEAM CAPTAIN
 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEMBERS OF TEAM

Cost Per: 
$50 Individual 

$250 Teams  

COMPETITION CATEGORY TYPES AND TEAM REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Participants can enter in one or more of the following categories:
 

Individual Category – a competitor running the entire Course,
on-air (COVID protocols permitting), in full turnout gear;
automatically considered for the specific respective age or
sex category that is in effect at the event, as well as the
open category.

 

Team Category – a team is comprised of 3 to 5 members, each of whom runs the Course individually (that is, on-air (as COVID
protocols permit), in full turnout gear) and receives an individual time. The team time is composed of the three fastest individual times from team members added together. If there are less than three members with times due to disqualifications, no-shows, etc., there is no time, and the team will not receive consideration for placement.

 

Veteran Relay Team Category – a group of 3 to 5 members, each of whom completes part of the Course before handing a baton over to another member. The members are in full turnout gear, except face pieces are not worn. They usually are seeded with their first race at regional events and then enter an elimination bracket based on their seeding time. New and veteran relay teams typically compete in separate brackets.
 

New Relay Team Category – a group of first-time competitors in the Firefighter Challenge who get to enter into the Challenge 'free of charge'. Relay teams consist of a group of 3 to 5 members, each of whom completes part of the Course before handing a baton over to another member. The members are in full turnout gear, except face pieces are not worn. They usually are seeded with their first race at regional events and then enter an elimination bracket based on their seeding time. New and veteran relay teams typically compete in separate brackets.
 

Tandem Category – a pair of competitors, each of whom completes roughly half the Course, with the handoff coming before or after the Keiser Forcible Entry Evolution. The members are in full turnout gear, except face pieces are not worn. A tandem team may qualify for multiple categories but must specify beforehand which category they wish to compete in. (To compete in more than one category requires running more than one race, each designated as the specific category for consideration).

HOW DO I REGISTER MY TEAM? PLEASE READ SO YOU DO NOT MISS ANY STEPS!

Only one member of the team should do the initial registration for the Veteran Relay, New Relay, Tandem or Team Member. Before doing so, the following information will be needed during the registration process:
 

• DETERMINE THE TEAM’S NAME
• DETERMINE WHICH TEAM EVENT YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR

 

Ready to Register?  First:  Open and/or print the step-by-step instructions below to use moving forward, then scroll back up to the top of this page and select TEAMS under EVENTS.
 

CLICK THIS LINK:  REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEAM CAPTAIN

CLICK THIS LINK:  REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEMBERS OF TEAM
 

FAMILY FUN FOR THE KIDS

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The Firefighter Combat Challenge (FCC) has helped to elevate firefighters to the heroes they truly are – and, there is no more noble profession than America’s fire/rescue professionals who risk life and limb to save others.
 

In addition, firefighters have long enjoyed the admiration of children. And, at some point in their lives, virtually every kid has looked wistfully at the fire trucks flashing their red lights, sounding their sirens, and speeding on their way to assist or rescue those in need. “I want to be a firefighter!”

The Kid’s Firefighter Challenge (KFC) is the logical extension of the FCC’s efforts to showcase America’s First Responder heroes and heroines while promoting a lifetime commitment to physical fitness, health, and wellness. Positioned near the adult version, the KFC travels with the Firefighter Challenge – providing a family-friendly and tangible method of capturing the enthusiasm of children and channeling it in a positive direction.

Geared toward kids in the 5-12 size and age group, each child that participates in the KFC is outfitted with a helmet and “turn-out gear.” Like the adult version, the KFC includes an obstacle course, a miniature Keiser Force Machine with a mallet, and an authentic 1″ wildland fire hose pull with nozzle – including “shooting” a stream of water at a target, like the adult version.

NO REGISTRATION NEEDED FOR KIDS CHALLENGE - FREE ENTRY WITH TICKETS.