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Fire Fighter Challenge: A introduction to the world of competition for firefighters. Submitted by Peter Neal, RA Colorado State University. “The Toughest Two Minutes In Sports”. “The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports”. THE FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE. What is the FFCC?.

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Fire Fighter Challenge:A introduction to the world of competition for firefighters

Submitted by Peter Neal, RA Colorado State University


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“The Toughest Two Minutes In Sports”


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“The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports”


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THE FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE


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What is the FFCC?

  • 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 firefighterprofession to the public


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What is the FFCC?

  • Two sides of the course (Red & Blue)

  • Competitors wear full bunker gear + Air pack

    • Can weigh 60-70 lbs!

  • Various categories of competition

    • Individual

    • Tandem

    • Relay

  • Broken into 5 events


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1.StairClimb

  • 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


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2. Hose Hoist

  • 42 lb. hose pack

  • 5 stories

  • Pull hose roll to top of tower

  • Head back down Tower

  • Touch every stair on the way down


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3. Forcible Entry

  • Keiser Sled

  • 160 lb. steel beam

  • 9 lb. shot mallet

  • Hit the steel beam backwards to end of sled

  • Mallet then placed on mat


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4. Hose Advance

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


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5. Victim Rescue

5. “Rescue Randy” Drag

  • Final Event

  • Drag dummy backward

  • 100 ft.

  • When both competitor and dummy cross finish line, race is over


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The Finish

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


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