We invite all firefighters to participate in our Firefighter Challenge, in honor of all those who have served and protected our city. Create a team of firefighters and compete together. Your participation helps fund clean air and tobacco control advocacy efforts at the local, state and national level; asthma education for families and schools; smoking prevention and cessation services; and research to treat, prevent and cure lung diseases.
A $35 (non-transferable and non-refundable) registration fee is required for each participant, and there is an additional $100 minimum fundraising requirement per person that is due by the date of the event in order to participate. The money raised will support the American Lung Association in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Rules & Regulations
In the best interest of competition and to make this event as fair as possible, the following guidelines have been established. In order to qualify, the following guidelines must be adhered to:
You must have at least five members to qualify for the travelling fastest fire team trophy, but large teams are encouraged as we take the five fastest times within the group for an overall score. Non-firefighters can compete and fundraise under the department name but will not qualify for a time within the firefighter division.
PPE - Must be structural firefighting gear adhering to NFPA 1971. Both coat and bunker pants MUST have the liner in place. Failure to have a liner will result in your time not being counted toward the Firefighter Division awards. Bunker pants must be worn. 3/4 coats are permissible.
BOOTS - All boots must be structural firefighting boots. Rubber, leather & lace up boots will be permitted, provided they are fire rated. No station boots will be permitted when qualifying for the trophy. Again, boots must be structural firefighting boots; SNEAKERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
GLOVES - Gloves are optional. They do not directly affect the outcome of the race.
HELMET & HOOD – Firefighter helmets are mandatory, hoods are optional.
AIR TANK & MASK – Air tanks and masks are NOT required for the 2013 event.
UNDERLAYERS – Optional, but it is recommended that some sort of clothing be worn.
TOOLS - WILL NOT BE ALLOWED (i.e., axe, halligan, pike pole, etc.)
EMS - Any EMS team is more than welcome in the Firefighter Challenge provided they meet the above requirements.
Start times for Fire Department teams will be assigned based on the order that the team was created. Team members will be given consecutive start times. If a team needs to be divided up and not start one right after the other, please contact the Event Manager at least two weeks before the climb. Start times for Firefighters who are climbing as individuals and not with a team will be assigned based on order of registration
These categories are the mandatory requirements to qualify for the Fastest Individual Firefighter awards and the Fastest Fire Department Team award ONLY. It is the intent of these guidelines to ensure fairness
within the competition. These guidelines will be monitored on an honor system. If a complaint is filed with the Event Manager, it will be investigated. If it is deemed that an infraction has occurred, that competitor's time will be removed from the overall individual and team's qualifying time.