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, email@example.com, 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.