Virginia Beach, VA Day 2
We had another Sullivan-less
event here in Virginia Beach. West Licking took the open relay and tandem categories, snaking them away from the Local Virginia Beach Challenge team.
Virginia Beach, VA - Day 1
We dodged the rain today, while Todd Krukow became the male and over 40 champion for the second time this year. Huntley Fire took the team category, with their second win of the year.
Apopka Florida - Day 2
It was a gray day in Apopka, but the challenge soldiered on. We saw Montgomery Blue win the open relay competition, while IBTC Firecraft won the female relay. The open tandem was a international collaboration between Jon Betts and Ryan Fitzgerald, who finished with a 1:15.
Apopka Florida - Day 1
Ryan Fitzgerald showed off the new baby while winning the event with a 1:19. Montgomery Blue won their first event of the season in the team category. Will the reigning world champs take relay tomorrow? In addition, the 2018 flagsa (sponsored by Sunbelt) are in. Contact Daniel at an event to pick up your flag.
5/4/2018 - 5/5/2018
Tinley Park Days 1 and 2
Another event is in the books. On Day 1, Huntley Fire won the team category, while Todd Krukow conquered the male and over 40 indiviudal. However Lexington Fire came back strong on Saturday, winning the relay and overall tandem events.
FDIC Day 3
We completed the event withn some nice brisk morning weather (much better than last year.) The first event of Season 27 is in the books, with ChewBaca and Darth Vater (Matt Baca and Jeff Vater) winning the open tandem. We'll be in Tinley Park next weekend for the next stop on the tour.
FDIC Day 2
The first relay races of 2018 occured today right outside Lucas il Stadium. Firecraft won with a three man relay team, edging out Lexington. We'll be back tomorrow to wrap up a great event with tandems.
Season Twenty Seven Kicks Off at FDIC
Once again it's FDIC and once again the combat challenge has started a new season. There was great weather for the individual day, allowing some great runs by our comptitors. Ryan Fitzgerald took the open victory for the third year in a row, with another sub 20 run. Team Firecraft returned with an excellent 4:47 to take team. We'll see you all tomorrow for Relays.
Schedule Update before 2018 Season Begins
Click here for an update of the 2018 as of April 23, 2018 and, if you have an interest in hosting during the summer months, please let us know.
Miami Beach - Cancelled
For unpredictable reasons that were entirely beyond our control, the Miami Beach National Salute to America's Heroes Firefighter Challenge has had to be cancelled. We regret the inconvenience and share the disappointment with all who hoped we could pull this off.
Quite a few status changes have been received. Click HERE for the updates. Virginia Beach is now open for registration, as is Lexington, KY.
VA Beach FCC – Presented by STIHL – has gone GREEN! Registration and event details will be published tomorrow.
Miami Beach – The Police and Fire Departments have approved our downtown Ocean Drive location. Everything is lined up BUT it is NOT a “done deal” unless and until the City of Miami Beach grants the permit for this extravaganza. Thanks for your patience.
Tinley Park is GREEN! The city has approved the downtown location and all is GREAT! Click here for details. See you there!
Tinley Park, VA Beach and Miami Beach – Local hosting teams and we are still hopeful each of them will happen but important details need to be finalized before they are done deals. We will publish updates here as soon as we get them – hopefully next week. Meanwhile, click here for the schedule as of today. Thanks for your patience!
The 2018 schedule is firming up. Click HERE for the newest addition, including status updates. We still have two great July weekends available - July 13-15 and Jul 20-22. If you’re in the Midwest/surrounding states and are interested in hosting, please contact us.
New Year Updates
2018 schedule is being firmed up, FDIC is now open for registration, and more events will soon follow. World records by age can be seen here. Our January newsletter covers this and more, and you can see a copy of it here.
In addition, for those of you who don’t subscribe to any of the major fire journals, for the past 3 months, every issue of Fire-Rescue, Fire Engineering and Firehouse has been banded with a four-part color ad announcing “Now as One,” the merger of Scott Safety with the 3M personal protection division. The Challenge continues to march as the 3M/Scott Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge.
Here is the first draft of the 2018 schedule.
So you and we can make travel plans, our goal is to publish the 2018 schedule before the end of December.
Meanwhile, thanks for a terrific 2017 season, and Holiday Greetings to All!
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