3M Scott Organizes Firefighter Combat Challenge To Encourage Firefighter Fitness
Described by ESPN as, ‘the toughest two minutes in sports,’ the 3M Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge encourages firefighter fitness and demonstrates the profession’s rigors to the public. Wearing ‘full bunker gear’ and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak SCBA, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting, performing a series of five tasks that include climbing a five-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. ‘victim’ while racing against themselves, their opponent and the clock. The event attracts hundreds of U.S. and Canadian municipal fire departments and take place at more than 25 locations, as well as New Zealand, Germany, Argentina, Chile, and South Africa.