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Firefighter Combat Challenge Comes to Lake Charles, Louisiana

May 3, 2013

Firefighters from around the country will be there to compete in this physical endurance competition to promote fitness within the firefighter community. This is a unique and great event for the entire family to come and enjoy!

(PRWEB) May 03, 2013

We are proud to announce the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be coming to the area in a few weeks. The event is being offered to promote the physical fitness of firefighters, and will be part of the 20-plus Challenge tour to be held throughout the United States in 2013.

While you must be a firefighter to take part in the competition, the public is encouraged to come and watch as the participants navigate the Challenge course or “The toughest two minutes in sports,” as it´s frequently known.

The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held at the Civic Center, located at 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601. The individual competition starts Friday, May 10th at 5:30 pm. The tandem and team relays begin on Saturday, May 11th at 10:00 am. Firefighters competing in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, will be competing in a 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. Firefighters will vie for times, points, and placement qualifying them for the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge World Challenge, to be held in Las Vegas October 2013.

The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge coincides with Contraband Days. For more information visit http://www.contrabanddays.com.

For a complete description of Challenge rules and regulations, or to register as a competitor, please visit http://www.firefighterchallenge.com. The registration fees are: Individual $75, Team $290, Tandem $90, Relay $195.

The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge was founded 20 years ago, by Dr. Paul Davis, as a physical fitness research project at the University of Maryland. The Challenge is based out of Burtonsville, Maryland, and maintains a goal of promoting fitness within the first responder community.

For more information about the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, please visit http://www.firefighterchallenge.com, or call 301.421.4433.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2013/5/prweb10696872.htm


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