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Firefighter Combat Challenge U.S. Nationals Held at Atlantis Reno

Sep 29, 2016

Firefighter Combat Challenge U.S. Nationals Held at Atlantis Reno

RENO, NEV. – Hundreds of firefighters are expected to compete in the U.S. Nationals of the Scott Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge, held Oct. 7 & 8 in the West Parking Lot of Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

The Firefighter Combat Challenge promotes physical fitness readiness where firefighters race against themselves, their opponent and the clock via an obstacle course consisting of five tasks firefighters must perform on a regular basis, including a 5-story tower climb, hoisting, dragging a hose, chopping and rescuing a 175-lb. mannequin. Firefighters must complete the course in full bunker gear, including a breathing apparatus. 

The event is free, and the community is invited and encouraged to attend.

Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 7

10 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies

10:30 a.m.: Reno Media Challenge

11 a.m.: Guns vs. Hoses challenge (Police vs. Fire)

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Corporate challenge and individual and team competition

Saturday, Oct. 8

10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

10:05 a.m. – 2 p.m. Relay and Tandem Competition

There have been Firefighter Combat Challenges in cities across the United States all year, and challenge finals culminate in the U.S. Nationals. From Reno, the Challenge will move on to Alabama for the World Challenge.

The Firefighter Combat Challenge is hosted by Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in partnership with the Truckee Meadows Firefighter Foundation and FireShowsWest, an annual conference and expo held in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Oct. 3-6 that welcomes firefighters from 10 western states for a week of professional development. NV Energy is a main sponsor of the event.

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