Setcom announces sponsorship of Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge
Published on 3 August 2009
Taking on over 25 events annually, Setcom Corporation is set to take on what ESPN deems as "The toughest two minutes in sports."
Setcom, a leading manufacturer of communications equipment for firefighters, police motorcycle officers, rescue personnel and industrial users, announced it will sponsor the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge (FFCC). The competition, consisting of multiple three-day events taking place throughout the U.S. and Canada, promotes firefighter fitness and wellness.
"We are excited about this new partnership with FFCC," said Setcom President Mike Boyd. "Setcom has always been committed to providing the best equipment for firefighters to help make their demanding jobs a little easier. We are happy to be a part of an event which promotes the progress of these men and women's efforts and allows their community to be included."
Holding the first ever event in May of 1991, the Firefighter Combat Challenge is now in its 18th year of competition and has been hailed by ESPN as "the toughest 2 minutes in sports". With over 25 events taking place throughout the year, the Challenge is held in the U.S., Canada, and has recently expanded onto the international level. These events showcase the skill and true strength of men and women who sacrifice their own safety and race against time every day to save lives.
"Setcom is a great addition to the family of sponsors and supporters of the Firefighter Combat Challenge," Dr. Paul Davis, FFCC President said. "Staying relevant is so important when it comes to emergency and rescue personnel; Setcom understands that and not only designs their equipment around the needs of the professionals, they maintain a close relationship in order to keep those men and women as safe and effective as possible."
The Firefighter Combat Challenge consists of wearing "full bunker gear" and the SCOTT 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.
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