32nd Annual STAIRCLIMB & FIRE FIGHTER Challenge

 Saturday, September 29, 2012
The FIRE FIGHTER Challenge is a 3 person relay event that pits local firefighters from cities across the Valley, competing against each other for time in full gear.

Each FIRE FIGHTER Challenge team is made up of 3 individuals from the same Fire Department.
There are 3 separate divisions: Combat, Sport, Old-timer & Female. Each team will compete in
5 separate events in full turnouts and SCBA:

(1)Stair Climb, (2)Hose Hoist, (3)Forcible Entry, (4)Hose Advance, (5)Victim Rescue.
Stair Climb:

This is a highrise pack carry. The pack may be carried in any manner and deposited on the top floor. Steps may be taken in multiples on the way up, but for safety measures, the competitor must make contact with each step on the way down.
Hose Hoist:
Each competitor must lift a 50ft, 2 ½ inch doughnut rolled, double jacket hose from the ground to the top of a platform (approx 30ft).
Forcible Entry:
This event utilizes a chopping simulator. Using a provided mallet, the competitor must drive a steel beam a horizontal distance of 5 ft. The beam must only be struck by the head of the mallet.
Hose Advance:
After running though hydrants, each competitor must pick up the nozzle end of the 100 ft, 1½ inch hose line and extend hose the full 100ft, open the nozzle and hit the target with a stream of water, shut down the nozzle and place it on the ground.
Victim Rescue:
A mannequin (approx. 175 lb)
The lowest combined team time wins!

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals
will be given out to the top three teams.

The challenge is to raise the dollars through the Annual Cystic Fibrosis StairClimb & Firefighter Challenge to continue to fund research programs and give the children and young adults with Cystic Fibrosis the quality of life and the future they deserve.
Who’s the fastest & fittest? Spectators are encouraged to cheer on their favorite city as local firefighters from across the Valley compete head-to-head for victory. The Firefighter Challenge is a competition based on fire fighting tasks commonly performed by firefighters in emergency situations.
 Donations are put to work in laboratories, where researchers are working to find a cure for this genetic disease affecting the lives of more than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States. The Foundation is one of the most effective and efficient organizations of its kind. It has received a four-star rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the United States, and is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance.

 Event Location

Arizona Center - 5th Street & Van Buren
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Free parking in the Arizona Center parking garage. The entrance to the parking garage is located west of 5th St off of Fillmore.

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