Recap of Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge August 24th, 2013
Port of Everett
A brief morning drizzle started off the day in Snohomish County but by the start of the first Everett Firefighter Challenge the drizzle had stopped and the team, tandem and rally competition could begin.
Members of local Fire Departments, US Navy, Canada, Louisiana took part in the event.
Every year the Scott Firefighter Challenge hits the road with its carnival of trucks, equipemt and staff to over 20 cities. The competitors where in high spirits to show off their skills and speed on the obstacle course which includes obstacles they encounter every day of roll outs. Having been a Firefighter II and EMT-B, Unit Officer and 911 dispatcher for 8 years for my local volunteer fire department and city police back east it is still evident that the first responder community is alive and well no matter where you go in the US or abroad.
This being the first time the Scott Firefighter Challenge came to the Everett area may have been a reason that most of the crowds were made of family and friends of the competitors. The start of the Evergreen Fair, Boeing Gold Tournament along with the lack of word of mouth for this event kept attendance fairly low. So keep this event in mind for 2014 and come out and see your local Fire & EMS crews go head to head in individual, tandem and rally competitions on the 5 obstacle course which includes climbing a five-story tower in full tournout gear, dragging and hoisting a fire house, simulating forcible entry, racing around obstacles. The Firefighter Combat Challege motivates, identifies and celebrates America's "best of the best" firefighters.
See you next year. Here are some of today's burning faces
|Layout of Course Challenge|
|The 5 Story Stair climb and hose haul|
|42lbs Five-Story Hose Haul|
|Forcible Entry 160lbs Sled Drive|
|75 feet charged 1 3/4 " attack line haul|
|100 foot Rescue Randy Mannequin carry|
|Spectators lining the course|
|Getting setup for the days competition|
|Snohomish County Fire Drum and Pipes|
|Snohomish County Drum and Pipes get ready to open the event|
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