From October 22nd to 27th, 2018 took place in Sacramento, CA in the United States the 27th WC Firefighter Combat Challenge. During this event, fire brigades from all over the world competed in a 5-challenges race.
Throughout the year, fire soldiers have always faced many risky situations where their good physical condition is essential. This competition, founded in May 1991, was created to recall this. If the first edition counted only 5 American teams, the 27th edition welcomed teams from many nations: New Zealand, Germany, France. Registration for this event is increasing and the challenges are always interesting:
- climbing a five-storey tower,
- dragging hoses,
- rescue of an 80 kg victim.
These events, in connection with the daily missions of the Fire Brigade, were timed in order to establish a classification. The major difficulty during these challenges is that they are performed in full gear. This did not prevent the participants from setting new records that you can find on the results page of the Firefighter Combat Challenge website.
POK® is happy to support events in line with the company’s values. POK is therefore eagerly awaiting the 2019 edition where we hope to see, once again, these men and women who, every day, are dedicated to the safety of individuals and goods in their respective countries. It is for them that we are constantly innovating to offer products that are always more efficient and guarantee their safety.
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 possibilities of sponsorship.