Firefighter Challenge

September 23, 2011 (RELEASE)

The Convention center is located off of I-80 at Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park. The event begins at 10 a.m. each day.

Check out Roz's photos from the Firefighters Challenge

On Friday morning, September 23, the Combat Challenge course will be operational and firefighters will be on hand to demonstrate the various events in the competition. The course will also be available to members of the media to test their skills and participate with firefighters. Firefighters and organizers will also be on hand for interviews about the event.

The MABAS 24 district would like to invite your news organization to participate in this media morning on the 23rd of September. Please contact us at the number or email listed above and let us know how we can help you to cover this event.

The Firefighter Combat Challenge annually attracts hundreds of U.S. and Canadian municipal fire departments at 25 different locations and is now expanding to countries around the world. Firefighters compete against the clock in events that include: High-Rise Hose Pack Carry, Hose Carry, Forcible Entry, Hose Advance and Victim Rescue. For more information and specifics about the Challenge, go to

Proceeds from this event will support firefighter training in the MABAS 24 district consisting of 21 south suburban fire departments.

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