- Dates: 29/07/2023 > 30/07/2023
- Venue: Manchester City Centre, UK
- Event Website: britishfirefighterchallenge.co.uk
The British Firefighter Challenge is an annual sporting event which pushes firefighters to their limits, provides a day of entertainment for spectators, and raises funds for the Firefighters Charity.
Some of the Challenges
Competitors will start at the base of the three-story Crofton Tower, both feet on the ground, competitors may have one or both hands on the hand rails provided prior to the stair climb. On the sounding of the start horn, the competitor will ascend the stairs to the top of the tower. Competitors may climb more than one step at a time on the way up but they must use the external handrail provided at all times within the marked off areas.
Harken Haul Aloft
Once a competitor has reached the top of the Crofton Tower, they must haul up one length of 70mm delivery hose provided by Angus Fire, this must be hauled over the guard rail provided and then placed into the box provided.
Following the stairs, the competitor then proceeds by the marked route to the Forcible Entry Machine built and sponsored by Corhaven. The competitor must have both feet on the platform and using the hammer provided, hit the weight the full distance of the Corhaven machine.
Angus Fire Hose Drag
The competitor will connect a length of 70mm lay flat delivery hose to a light portable pump delivery (hose and LPP provided by Angus Fire), they will then go to the end of the hose, pick up the branch and drag the hose 60 metres to a marker line, the branch must be dropped over the line to complete this section.