Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge to Return in May!

The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is returning to town on May 18 & 19, 2012. Activities will begin on Friday, May 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the parking area across from the North Charleston American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center.

Billed as "the toughest two minutes in sports" that challenge, tests, and promotes firefighter fitness. Its five events - the tower climb, hose hoist, forcible entry, hose advance and victim rescue are meant to chronologically simulate an actual rescue situation and illustrate the connection between fitness and performance. 

There will also be a Kids' Challenge for ages 4-11 that replaces the tower with a jump castle and serves as a kid-friendly version of the competition. Local vendors will be selling food and drinks. 

Visit the website at www.firefightercombatchallenge.com for more information.

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