The Scott World Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held in Myrtle Beach this year, bringing in approximately 5000 people to Broadway at the Beach on Nov. 8-12th.
Both Myrtle Beach and Horry County Fire departments have spearheaded the effort to bring the Challenge to Myrtle Beach. Details are being finalized to make this year’s Challenge as exciting and memorable as possible in the hopes that the event will return here in 2011.
Much like the South Carolina state challenge, this event will bring in firefighters from all across the United States, along with numerous international countries such as New Zealand, Canada, Chile, Germany, Argentina and South Africa.
The rules for this event remain the same. A firefighter will carry a 45 pound hose pack up a four story tower, hoist a 45 pound hose roll up to the fourth floor, run down the tower, hit a Keiser machine that weighs 165 pounds — simulating forcible entry — run through 75 feet of obstacles to pick up a charged hand line, drag the charged hose back the 75 feet, and finish it off by dragging a 175 pound mannequin 100 feet to the finish line.
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