LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge World Championships are the culmination of a season full of hard work, dedication, and rigorous training, and Lubbock's team has qualified for this prestigious event for the second consecutive year.
The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full firefighting gear" and the SCOTT Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing the 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. "victim" as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock.
Team Carpet Tech of Lubbock members who will be traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to compete are Lance Baker, Mike Dalby, Phillip Grandon, Ty Miller, and J.W. Ray, Justin Rhodes, and Nick Wilson. They will compete against teams from around the United States and Canada, as well as international teams from New Zealand, Germany, Argentina, Chile, and South Africa.
Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge or "World Challenge XIX" will be held November 8-13, 2010.
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