Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge


Stair Climb - Firefighter Combat Challenge

Stair Climb

A 42lb hose load is carried to the top of the tower and must be deposited into the container on the top floor. Proper placement is on or in the container, with no part of the pack touching the deck. A 2-second penalty will be assessed for this infraction. The hose load must stay on the top platform. The competitor is disqualified if the high-rise pack falls off the top of the tower. The handrails may be used in climbing the tower. Steps may be taken in multiples on the way up. Descending the tower, every step must be contacted and the handrail grasped. Failure to touch each step on the descent will result in a 2-second penalty per infraction.

Hose Hoist - Firefighter Combat Challenge

Hose Hoist

A 42-lb. (19kg) donut roll of large diameter hose and 5/8" (16mm) kern mantle rope is used for this event. The competitor is not allowed to stand on anything other than the top platform while hoisting. The evolution is complete when the roll clears the railing at the top of the tower and is placed in the container on the top floor. The donut roll must ascend; loss of control (i.e., slippage of more than one balcony) will result in disqualification. Proper placement is on or in the container with no part of the donut touching the deck. A 2-second penalty will be assessed for this infraction. The donut roll must stay on the top platform. Disqualification results with any loss of control of the donut roll, including falling off the tower, rolling down the stairs or interfering with the adjacent competitor. A fallen donut roll may not be retrieved.

Forcible Entry - Firefighter Combat Challenge

Forcible Entry

The forcible entry evolution utilizes the Keiser Force Machine™ (a chopping simulator). Using the 9-lb. (4kg) shot mallet provided, the competitor must drive the 160- lb. (72.5kg) steel beam a horizontal distance of 5-ft. (1.5m) Pushing, raking or hooking the beam is not allowed; only the head of the mallet is allowed to strike the beam. The handle must not come in contact with the beam at any time. The upper edge of the beam will be covered with pressure sensitive tape, making infractions visible by a mark on the tape. A 5-second penalty is assessed for each infraction after the first handle strike. Both hands must be above the tape mark on the handle (12-in. [30.5cm] from the head end) at the point of impact. A 2-second penalty is assessed for every inch or fraction of each inch that the sled is short of the end of the tray. The hammer must be placed on the designated 3'x3' (84x84cm) mat. A 2-second penalty is assessed for this infraction.

Hose Advance - Firefighter Combat Challenge

Cone course and Hose Advance

The firefighter must pick up the nozzle end of a "charged" 1 3/4" fire hose and advance it 75 ft. Because the hose is full of water (charged), the firefighter is moving approximately 140 lbs. by the end of the Hose Advance. Once the firefighter has advanced the hoseline through the saloon-style doors, they must open the nozzle and hit a target with water to complete the Hose Advance.

Victim Rescue - Firefighter Combat Challenge

Victim Rescue

A 175-lb. (79.4kg) Simulaids, Inc., Rescue Randy® mannequin must be dragged backwards a distance of 100-ft (30.5m). Carrying the dummy is not permitted. If any competitor crosses the course delineator (i.e., goes out of lane), a 5-second penalty will be assessed. Any contact with the opposing competitor will result in disqualification. The mannequin must not be grasped by its clothing or appendages. Time stops when the competitor and victim completely cross the finish line.