The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22.
The event is being offered to promote the physical fitness of firefighters and will be part of the 20-plus Challenge Tour to be held throughout the United States in 2013.
The Hermosa Beach Firefighters Association is hosting a Meet & Greet to welcome participants and the public on Friday, September 20 at Hennessey’s Tavern located at 8 Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach from 4 to 8 p.m.
While you must be a firefighter to take part in the competition, the public is encouraged to come and watch as the participants navigate the Challenge course, known as “The toughest two minutes in sports.”
The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held at the corner of 11 Street and Hermosa Avenue in Hermosa Beach.
The individual competition begins Saturday, September 21 at 1 p.m. The tandem and team relays begin on Sunday, September 22 at 10am.
Firefighters will be competing in a five-evolution event, which includes a 5-story tower climb with high-rise pack, hose hoist, forcible entry, hose advance, and victim rescue. Competitions shall include individual, team, tandem, and relay. Firefighters will vie for times, points, and placement qualifying them for the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge World Challenge, to be held in Las Vegas in October 2013.
There will also be a Kids’ Firefighter Challenge that targets youth from ages 4 to 11 and is a miniaturized version of its adult counterpart. The Kids’ Challenge is an exciting adventure for any child who ever wanted to put on some fire gear and squirt a fire hose.
For more information about the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, visit the website at http://www.firefighterchallenge.com or call 301-421-4433 .