In honor of the Fire Service and Firefighter Appreciation Month, the first ever Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Branson will be held May 6 – 7 at Branson Landing. As seen on ESPN for a dozen years, the Challenge annually attracts hundreds of U.S. and Canadian municipal fire departments at more than 25 locations and is now expanding to countries around the world, including New Zealand, Germany, Argentina, Chile, and South Africa.
The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession’s rigors to the public. Wearing “full bunker gear” and the Scott 5.5 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. The Branson Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 152, Branson Landing, and Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau, sponsored in part by “Come Alive Crossfit, ” are partnering to bring the Scott Firefighter Challenge to Branson, MO for the first time.
Firefighter Combat Challenge Times:
May 6, 2016 at 5 PM
May 7, 2016 at 1:30 PM
Kids Challenge Times:
May 6, 2016 at 5 PM (Ages 4-12)
May 7, 2016 at 1:30 PM (Ages 4-12)
Corporate/Community Combat Times:
May 6, 2016 at 4 PM (no bunker gear)
May 7, 2016 at 11:30 AM (no bunker gear)
There are many events/activities centered around this event to benefit the Branson Firefighters Association and Local 152 International Firefighters. The action-packed fun-filled weekend includes, in addition to the Challenge, a Safety Vendor Fair located next to the Combat Challenge Course on May 6 & 7 from 10am-6pm, the Ozark Mountain Fire Truck Parade on May 7 at 10am down the Branson Landing Boardwalk, and a live concert by “Resurrection — A Journey Tribute” on May 7 at 8pm!