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Florida Ready to Host Firefighter Combat Challenge US Nationals

3 Oct, 2019


Firefighters from more than 45 cities across the United States will converge on downtown Fort Pierce, in St. Lucie County, to compete in the 3M Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge US Nationals.  Spanning over three days, this event will generate an estimated $350,000 of economic impact in St. Lucie County.

The Treasure Coast Sports Commission, in partnership with the St. Lucie County Tourism Office, the St. Lucie County Fire District, the City of Fort Pierce and the Florida Sports Foundation worked with On Target to secure the 2019 US Nationals scheduled for Friday, October 4 -  Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Manatee Observation and Education Center (480 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950).  An estimated 150 women and men have earned the right to compete in the 3M Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge US Nationals by qualifying from 14 different Regional Sites across the country.

The 3M Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, as seen on ESPN, encourages firefighter fitness plus demonstrates the profession’s rigors to the public. Wearing full gear, firefighters race head-to-head, individual and tandem competitions, simulating the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing the five-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175-pound “victim” as they race against themselves, their opponents and the clock. The event will also incorporate a Treasure Coast Pro-Am Challenge bringing an additional 100 physical fitness competitors to the event while raising money and awareness for the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County.  
 
The public is encouraged to attend this family friendly event to witness the physical talents of these public safety professionals. Admission is free, the event will offer food trucks, vendor displays plus a miniature course built for Kids! 

For event information, visit www.FirefighterChallenge.com or contact Ryan Strickland of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, at 772-871-5458 or email rstrickland@treasurecoastsports.org

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