Scott Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge taking over Louisville

10/25/2017 06:02 PM

This week, hundred of firefighters from all over the world are gathering in Louisville to compete in the Worldwide Scott Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge.

FROM THE FIREFIGHTER CHALLENGE WEBSITE:
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.

Members from the Jeffersontown team joined Andrew Chernoff in studio today to discuss how difficult these challenges actually are:

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