|[March 06, 2014]
UAE International Fire-Fighter Challenge Kicks off This April
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates --(Business Wire)--
The Ministry of Interior, represented by the General Directorate of
Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi, will be organizing the UAE International
Fire-fighter Challenge 2014. The challenge will be one of the highlights
of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2014, which is set to take place on April 1-3, 2014 at
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
UAE International Fire-fighter Challenge 2014 (Photo: Business Wire)
The event is being organized by the UAE-based fire and rescue management
firm, 911 Occupational Safety and Fire Fighting Training. It will
consist of a series of unique competitions that test firefighters'
skills. Participants will compete to win prizes and cash awards totaling
43 participants from the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, the United States,
Canada and Poland will participate, in addition to five teams from
Canada, Germany and Poland. It is expected that the number of
participants in the individual competitions will be 100 participants and
the number of participating teams will reach 20 by the end of the
The event consists of a series of tournaments & competitions that
include four categories: singles, doubles, relays and teams. The ix key
1. Stair climbing, where the competitor climbs a 6-storey tower while
carrying a 20 kg high-rise pack of hose.
2. Hose hoisting; the competitor hoists a 20 kg roll of hose from the
top of the tower.
3. Forcible entry; the competitor simulates a forcible entry by moving a
hydraulic beam with a shot mallet.
4. Running; where the competitor moves as fast as possible shouldering
fire hydrants nozzle end for a distance of 43 meters.
5. Hose advancing; the competitor shoulders and drags the nozzle end,
advances 23 meters and hits the designated target with the stream of
6. Victim rescue; the competitor simulates a victim rescue by dragging
an 80 kg Rescue Randy mannequin over a distance of 30 meters.
For more information about:
The Ministry of Interior, please click HERE
Abu Dhabi Police, please click HERE
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