Firefighters Challenge Event Information

April 22-23, 2022

The course for the Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge will be on Pensacola Beach.  All obstacles will be in the sand.  The obstacles each participant must go through will be:

  • Forced Entry
  • Charged Hose Pull – Sponsored by Columbia Southern
  • Kaiser Sled – Sponsored by Whataburger
  • Dummy Drag – Sponsored by Fishbein Orthodontics
  • Hose Hoist

Each participant will be required to wear full structural firefighting gear including boots, gloves, air packs (breathing on air), helmets, and masks.

For the team competition, the first person will complete the first obstacle, then tag the second person (standing in the staging zone), and so on until the final person crosses the finish line.

There will be two courses right next to each other – two teams/individuals will be going at the same time.  Each team/person is racing for their best overall time, not against the next team/person next to them.

Teams will have a seeding round on Friday to determine when they go on Saturday for their actual competition time.  The order on Saturday will be: fastest time on Friday goes first on Saturday, slowest time on Friday goes last on Saturday.

Each  person gets one run of the course to score their best time.  In the event there is a tie for an overall or award placement, the two teams will run the course again to determine a winner.

The event will be manually timed using two times to verify each run.

Team Categories:

  • One category – First, Second, Third

Individual Age Categories – Female Divisions:

  • Overall

Individual Age Categories – Male Divisions:

  • Overall
  • 18-25 First Place
  • 26-32 First Place
  • 33-39 First Place
  • 40+ First Place

Team and individual check-in is on Friday, April 22 at the Gulfside Pavaillion next to the competition are on Pensacola Beach 5p-8p.  You will receive your team packets, shirts, and event information.  Additionally, the seeding round of the Team Competition will take place Friday night.  All teams are guaranteed at least two runs on the course.

Free food and drinks will be provided for all paid participants.  Guests are $20.

The event will be manually scored.  Your time will start on “GO” from the announcer and will stop once you cross the finish line.

There will be two timers for each team / person to verify the time.

Following the competition on April 23, participants and guests are invited to attend the Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge Social. Details to come, so check back soon!

All teams are guaranteed two runs on the course.  A seeding round on Friday and then the main competition on Saturday.

Friday, April 22, 2022

  • 5pm – 7:30 pm – Team Check In
  • 7:00 pm – Team Seeding Round

April 23, 2022

  • 7am – area opens for teams to set-up tents
  • 8:30am – 9am – Opening Ceremony
  • 10am – 3pm – Blood Mobile On-Site
  • 9am – 1pm – Individual Competition
  • 1pm – 2pm – Corporate / Civilian Competition
  • 2pm – 5pm – Team Competition
  • 5:30 pm – Awards Ceremony
  • 8pm – Social
  • Rainout Date

* – Timeline subject to change pending number of teams and participants.  Final timeline will be posted at the Team Check-In.

  • 60 teams max
  • 5-people per team – must register at one time
    • 4-person team is permitted – one person must do the first and last skill station
    • Each team is guaranteed at least two runs on the course
  • $250 – Open now through March 31, 2022
  • $300 – April 1 – April 22, 2022
  • Each participant receives:
    • Performance short sleeve event t-shirt
    • Challenge Coin
    • Friday Night Party Pass (food and drinks provided)
  • 52 individuals max
  • $50 – Open now through March 31
  • $60 – Price Increase April 1-23
  • Additional $25 if also part of a team
  • Each participant receives:
    • Performance short sleeve event t-shirt
    • Challenge Coin
    • Friday Night Party Pass (food and drinks provided)
  • There are no refunds for this event
  • In the event, there is light rain or off and on rain, we will continue with the event on April 23
  • In the event, there is lightning or predicted storms all day on April 23, we will postpone until April 24
  • The rain make up date is Sunday, April 24
  • If the entire weekend is a washout, there will not be another make-up date.
    • If this happens, we will work with the teams to discount entry into next year’s event
    • The check-in party, participant goodies will still go on/be given out as scheduled

Continuing Education Course will not be offered this year.