From skills such as Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus confidence and search and rescue techniques, to advanced skills, including assessing the downed firefighter and removal of a downed firefighter, firefighter teams in this event will show their strengths in all of these skills.
Although this is a timed skills event and evolution simulating the real world, (scenarios are based on real incidents where firefighters have been endangered while performing their job), competitors will understand the assumption that all decisions and actions need to be verbalized for scoring and timing. All communications will be over the radio and all procedures will be done and not simulated.
Many of these procedures are part of the judging process, and again must be verbalized over the radio as teams take appropriate actions. Each team shall consist of a four (4) firefighter group and one (1) Officer in Command.
This will be a two-day event with 20 teams competing from around the world. The general public will be able to view this challenge throughout the event.