Lake Technical Center’s Institute of Public Safety’s Fire Academy, in partnership with Lake County and the City of Tavares, proudly announces its third annual Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, April 13-15, 2012. The event is being offered to promote the physical fitness of fire fighters. The challenge will be the season opener of the 20 plus Scott Firefighter Combat Challenges to be held throughout the United States in 2012. Mission Inn will be the host hotel for the three-day event. While you must be a fire fighter to take part in the competition, the public is encouraged to watch as the participants navigate the challenge course or “The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports”. High school students who are interested in a fire fighting career are also invited to attend the event. Business and individuals who want to be an event sponsor should contact Ron Williams at email@example.com new email.
The event kicks off with a golf tournament at Mission Inn Resort & Country Club on Friday, April 13 at 1 pm to raise money for fire fighter training scholarships. The Combat Challenge will be held at Lake Tech’s Fire Academy located at the Institute of Public Safety, 1565 Lane Park Cutoff, Tavares. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15th. The individual competition runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration on Sunday opens at 7:00 a.m. The Tandem and team relays begin at 9:00 a.m.
Fire fighters competing in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, Saturday & Sunday, April 14 & 15, shall complete the 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. Fire fighters will vie for times, points, and placement qualifying them for the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge US Nationals Competition to be held October 2012. For a complete description of Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge rules and regulations, or to register as a competitor, go to www.firefighterchallenge.comopens in a new window. The registration fees are as follows: Individual $75, Tandem $90, Relay Team $195, Team $290.
Also on Saturday & Sunday there will be a Kid’s Fire Fighter Challenge that targets youth from 4 to 11 and is a miniaturized version of its adult counterpart. The Kid’s Challenge includes a tunnel, hammer-slide, and fire hose drag. This is an exciting adventure for any child who ever wanted to put on some fire gear and squirt a real fire hose.
According to Ron Williams, Lake Tech Fire Academy Director, “The real idea behind the event are to promote the physical fitness of our firefighters and for the public to see what it takes to be firefighter.