COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) notice:
We have updated our protection measures according to the CPF, including the requirement for all attendees at UFBA events to produce a valid vaccine certificate. Additionally venue restrictions only allow competitors and officials to attend UFBA prizegiving's. Please read the Risk Management policy for full details.
The Combat Challenge is like a Firefighter 'Iron Man' contest and is the most physically demanding of
our Challenges - so crossing the finishing line is all the more rewarding! It's earned the reputation of being 'the toughest two minutes in sport'.
Wearing full bunker gear and breathing from a BA set, competitors race against each other and the clock in a series of tasks across the course. The five tasks are:
- Climbing a 6 storey tower carrying a length of 70mm 19kg flaked hose
- Hoisting a 70mm hose coil 6 storeys
- Chopping using a 4kg shot hammer to drive a beam 1.5 metres
- Extending a charged length of 45mm hose to knock down a disc
- Dragging a life sized dummy a distance of 30.5m
The competition is a great test of skill and fitness and simulates the physical demands of real life firefighting to the public. We encourage new competitors and you'll meet a competitive, but supportive and positive, family of firefighters from across the country at each event.
Are you tough enough? There's only one way to find out...
2022 UFBA FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE KEY DATES
- South Island Firefighter Combat Challenge
Saturday 19 March 2022, Christchurch Netball Centre, Hagley Park, Christchurch
- North Island Firefighter Combat Challenge
Friday 8 - Saturday 9 April 2022, The Square, Palmerston North
- National Firefighter Combat Challenge
Friday 6 - Saturday 7 May 2022, Odlins Plaza, Wellington
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2021 National Firefighter Combat Challenge Results:
2021 North Island Firefighter Combat Challenge Results:
2021 South Island Firefighter Combat Challenge Results:
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