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The Nashville Firefighters Hero's Challenge 2019

Operation Warm

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

The Nashville Firefighters Hero's Challenge 2019

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Do you have what it takes for the Hero's Challenge? Think you and your friends are strong enough to pull a fire truck? Can you run through four simulated stations of what a fire recruit must complete at the end of their training? Let's find out!

 

Nashville Firefighters Local 140 for Operation Warm and the Nashville Fire Department invites you to come partake in the inaugural Hero's Challenge, Saturday, May 11th. The events will consist of a team fire truck pull and an individual fire recruit training simulation. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers and titles will be claimed!

 

The Hero's Challenge is a fundraiser for Nashville Firefighters for Operation Warm, which provides brand new winter coats to children in need in the Nashville community.

 


 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

On Site Registration will open at 6am.

*Participants and Teams will be assigned a time 1 week prior to the event*

 

TEAM TRUCK PULL: Please choose 'team' during the registration process. You will either need to create or join a team (you can register multiple members at once). Teams must consist of 5 participants.

 

FIRE RECRUIT TRAINING SIMULATION: Please choose 'Individual' during the registration process.

 

BOTH: You will need to register for each event separately.




Fire Truck Pull Team Challenge

Teams of 5 will compete against one another in timed trials to pull a full-sized fire truck 50 feet. The team to cross the line the fastest wins! The challenge is double-elimination - each team will have at least two chances to compete.

 

Recruit Training Individual Challenge

There will be four different stations each individual must complete. The top three individuals will win prizes and bragging rights.

 

Station 1 – Sled and Hammer (simulates forcible entry)

Recruit will pick up a ten (10) pound hammer and drive a sled that weighs approximately one hundred and fifty-eight (158) pounds a distance of five (5) feet.

 

Station 2 – Hose Drag

Candidate will pick up and advance three (3) sections of 1¾ inch uncharged hose with nozzle, 150 feet (approximately) to a designated point and return the hose back to the starting point by picking up each coupling and dragging the hose back to the starting point.

 

Station 3 – Stair Climb

Candidate will pick up and carry a Hotel Pack to the four floor of the training tower via the outside stairs, enter the tower and then descend the interior stairs and return to ground level and place the hotel pack at a designated spot.

 

Station 4 – Rescue Drag

Candidate will begin this task at the opposite end of the mannequin and crawl to the mannequin, once the candidate has reached the mannequin the recruit will stand and drag the mannequin fifty (50) feet to a designated point. (Time will stop when the candidate has successfully pulled the mannequin completely passed the designated point)

Have questions about The Nashville Firefighters Hero's Challenge 2019? Contact Operation Warm

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Nashville Fire Dept. Training Academy
2601 Buena Vista Pike
Nashville, TN 37218

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)


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Operation Warm

Since 2002, Operation Warm has inspired hope and empowered communities by manufacturing and distributing high-quality, new winter coats to more than 3 million children in need throughout North America. Every child deserves to be warm, but today families are struggling with tough choices and limited resources. Necessity dictates that food and shelter take precedence over clothing, but children without coats are often absent from school in the winter, unable to play outside or partake in activities, and suffer from low self-esteem as a result. Operation Warm’s vision is that every child wearing a new winter coat is warm, feels valued, and is empowered to get to school and gain an education.

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