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Everett to Host Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge

30 Jul, 2013


Association Games to be Held August 23-24

SCOTT Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Everett on Friday and Saturday,  August 23-24, 2013.  The Everett Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held at the Everett Marina, 1205 Craftsman  Way.  Individual competition will start  Friday, August 23  at 5 pm. Tandem and Relay Competition  will be Saturday,  August 24,  starting  at 11:30 am.   In addition, there  will be a Kids’ Firefighter Challenge for ages 4 to 11  years old on Saturday.

The Challenge annually  attracts hundreds of U.S. and Canadian  municipal  fire departments at approximately  25 locations  and is now expanding  to countries  around  the world, including  New Zealand,  Germany, Slovenia, Poland and France.  The Challenge encourages firefighter fitness  and demonstrates the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker  gear" and the SCOTT Air-Pak breathing  apparatus, 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, dragging and hoisting fire hose, simulating  forcible entry, and rescuing  a life-sized, 175 lb. "victim" as they race against  themselves, their opponent  and the clock.

The Combat Challenge is free to the general public.   Antique Fire Trucks will be on display.   “We are very excited to host the Firefighter Combat Challenge at the Port of Everett Marina,” said Jeff Lindhout,  Port of Everett Marina Director. “By drawing thousands of people to Everett, it supports  our local businesses, promotes  tourism and creates  an opportunity  to showcase  our beautiful  waterfront.”

The Everett Firefighter Combat Challenge is sponsored locally by Snohomish  County Tourism Promotion Area, Everett Fire Local 46,  and Scuttlebutt Brewery.

Contact Info:  All inquiries  can be directed  to Tammy Dunn,  tammy@snohomish.org, or please call (425) 348-5802 ext. 12. The website is www.everettfirefighterchallenge.com.

About SCOTT Firefighter Combat Challenge: The mission of the SCOTT Firefighter Combat Challenge is to promote and showcase  the talents, skills and athleticism of America’s firefighter heroes  in an exciting and entertaining sports  competition that  travels to approximately  twenty-five locations  throughout  the country every year.

About Snohomish  County Sports  Commission: The Snohomish  County Sports  Commission (SCSC) was formed in 2005 as an entity of the Snohomish  County Tourism Bureau.   The SCSC is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit.  The Snohomish  County Tourism Bureau is a non-profit economic  development agency responsible for the year-round professional  tourism  marketing  of Snohomish County, Washington.   Visitors spend  $880 million in Snohomish  County annually,  contributing more than  $62.8 million in state  and local tax revenues.  Direct visitor spending  benefits  retailers,  restaurants, attractions, transportation services,  hotels  and other businesses, and provides employment  for over 9,700 people in Snohomish  County.

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