The UFBA NZ Firefighter Combat Challenge seeks to encourage Firefighter fitness and demonstrate the rigours of firefighting to the public.
Wearing full bunker gear and breathing from a BA set, each competitor simulates the physical demands of real life firefighting, as they race against each other and the clock, by performing a series of 5 tasks over a prescribed course. The tasks are:
Climbing a 6 storey tower carrying a length of 70mm 19kg flaked hose
Hoisting a 70mm hose coil 6 storeys
Chopping using a 4Kg Shot Hammer to drive a beam 1.5metres
Extending a charged length of 45 mm hose to knock down a disc
Dragging a life sized dummy a distance of 30.5m
The latest version of the Firefighter Combat Challenge Rules (updated in July 2010) are available in the downloads section below.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Firefighter Combat Challenge Rules
We regret to advise our members that, in light of the recent earthquakes in Canterbury, the UFBA has decided to cancel the National Firefighter Combat Challenge scheduled for October 2 in Christchurch.
The Good 2 Go programme is now cancelled. If you have already registered and made a payment, you will be contacted by Orbit and refunded.