Today begins in Sacramento, CA in the United States, the 27th WC Firefighter Combat Challenge. This competition, sponsored by the POK® company, is an opportunity for a large number of Fire Brigades from around the world to compete for 5 days in challenges related to the missions that fire soldiers face on a daily basis.
Founded in May 1991, this competition for its first edition saw 5 American Fire Brigades compete. Today, the teams participating in this challenge come from all over the world. Great nations like New Zealand, Germany, Argentina and even France are present at each edition.
This year again, the competition promises to be interesting. As always, the different teams will compete during the coming days during the 5 challenges which are :
- climbing a five-storey tower,
- dragging the pipes,
- rescue of an 80 kg victim.
Each of these challenges will be timed and executed in full gear. An excellent physical condition will therefore be necessary to win. We will keep you informed of the results of this competition in the coming weeks. This year again, POK invites you to follow this competition.
This competition is perfectly in line with POK’s values. This is the main reason why POK is one of the event partners. Our product development department has developed the Victory Hand nozzle for this event. An innovation that combines robustness, precision, lightness and manoeuvrability. During competitions, this POK product saves many seconds.
And if you are also organising an event related to POK values, do not hesitate to contact our corporate communication department at the following address: nathalie.sejourne [at] pok-fire.com. We will study, with you, the sponsoring possibilities.