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Around Siouxland: Firefighter Combat Challenge in Sioux Center, IA

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (KTIV) - The Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Sioux Center, Iowa this September.

This challenge, first set-up years ago to encourage firefighter fitness, is a competition where you have to go through several firefighter-themed obstacles.

The challenges consist of:

  • A high-rise "hose pack" carry, where you have to carry a 42 pound hose to the top of a tower.
  • A hose hoist where a 42 pound hose has to be brought up a raised platform.
  • A forcible entry challenge utilize a chopping simulator.
  • A hose advance where the competitor has to negotiate a 140' course without missing or knocking over any delineator, all the while carrying a hose.
  • A victim rescue exercise where a mannequin must be lifted and dragged backwards a distance of 100 feet.

The event takes place in Sioux Center on Sept. 3 and Sept. 4, with practice available on Sept. 2. You can learn more and register for the event here.

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