There are individual and team competitions and it’s open to the public. A $10 fee gets you into the parking lot and the event. Sandusky Fire Department has three teams and nine individual competing.
The individual competition has several categories for various ages including a female division.
The individual event combines a number of challenges to be done. An example would be:
*Climb 5 flights of stairs with a 42 pound hose
*Hoist a 45 pound roll of hose to the top when you get there
*Scramble down and use a sledgehammer to simulate busting down a door
*Drag a fire hose 100 feet
*Haul a 175 pound dummy 100 feet
*Do all of this dressed in full fire fighting gear
Saturday events will showcase the team events and a children’s course
Competitors come from across the Midwest including Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and some coming from Canada. Winners advance to a national competition.
This friendly competition starts on Friday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. with the individual competition and on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. for the team, relay and children’s events