BRANSON FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE


OCTOBER 5-7, 2018

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Mission

 

TEAM REGISTRATION FORM           |            SAFETY VENDOR FAIR APPLICATION            |      FIRE APPARATUS REGISTRATION

 

Together, the Branson Firefighter Association, IAFF Local 152 and the Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the US NATIONAL Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge at Branson Landing on October 5-7, 2018. The Regional event was hosted in 2016 and 2017 and this year Branson is taking it up a notch bringing in competitors from all over the US and other countries. The long term plan is to host On Target Challenge's WORLD Championship by 2020.

Proceeds from the event benefit the association's benevolent fund.

About

 

Branson Firefighter’s Association

 

The primary purpose of this association is to provide support to the City of Branson Fire Department, coordinate fund raising efforts, and provide resources and planning for community, association, and charitable functions.

 

IAFF Local 152

 

Southern Missouri Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 152 represents over 300 firefighters from Springfield, Branson, Republic, Aurora, Nixa, Logan Rogersville, Ozark, Fair Grove, Strafford, and Battlefield, MO focused on protecting the livelihood of our firefighters.

 

www.iaff152.com

 

Branson CVB

 

The Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is the destination marketing organization (DMO) for Branson and Taney County, Missouri. The Branson CVB is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International, 2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C., 20036, USA, Ph. 202-296-7888.

 

www.ExploreBranson.com

 

Branson Landing

 

Situated on Lake Taneycomo, the Branson Landing Shopping and Dining district features over 100 specialty stores and restaurants, including Belk department store and Bass Pro Shop. While there, enjoy special events, festivals, concerts and its spectacular water attraction featuring 120-foot geysers, fire and music.

 

www.bransonlanding.com

 

Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge®

 

As seen on ESPN for a dozen years. The Challenge annually attracts hundreds of U.S. and Canadian municipal fire departments at more than 25 locations and is now expanding to countries around the world, including New Zealand, Germany, Argentina, Chile, and South Africa. The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing the 5-story tower,

hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. "victim" as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock.

 

www.firefighterchallenge.com



TEAM REGISTRATION FORM           |            SAFETY VENDOR FAIR APPLICATION            |       FIRE APPARATUS REGISTRATIONv

3

Days

The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrates the profession's to the public; Wearing "full bunker gear" and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pack breathing apparatus for the events taking place within three days.

6

stages

Pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of six tasks that demand their upmost effort in doing them.

80

Obstacles

They will be climbing the 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. "victim" as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock.

 

SCHEDULE

Get Involved

The Firefighter Combat Challenge, as seen on ESPN for more than 10 years, is designed to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the extremities of the job to the public. Competing teams are required to wear full gear and a breathing apparatus as they race head-to-head, performing a series of five tasks including climbing a five-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb.

victim.

 

The Branson Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 152, Branson Landing, and the Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau are partnering to bring the SCOTT Firefighter Combat Challenge® back to Branson,

Missouri for a second year!

 

This two-day competition welcomes Firefighters from across the nation, encourages firefighter fitness and demonstrates the professions rigors to the public - including the climbing of a 5-story tower, hoisting,

chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life sized victim.

 

 

October 5, 2018
Friday 1:00pm

KIDS CHALLENGE
First Event
The Kid's Firefighter Challenge (KFC) is the extension OTC’s efforts to showcase the American Fire Service while at the same time, promoting physical fitness. Positioned near the adult version, with fire safety education programs, the Kid's Firefighter Challenge provides a tangible method of capturing the enthusiasm of children and channeling it in a positive direction.
Friday 1:00pm

SCOTT FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE
Second Event
Described as the “Toughest 2 minutes in Sport” the SCOTT Firefighter Combat Challenge® - Branson ran by On Target Challenge will be hosted May 5-6, 2017 in the South Parking Lot at the Branson Landing. This Challenge, as seen on ESPN for over a dozen years, seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing a 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. "victim" as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock.
Friday 1:00pm

VENDOR FAIR
Third Event
Increase your brand awareness at the Safety/Vendor Fair during the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Branson.
 
October 6, 2018
Saturday 1:00pm

KIDS CHALLENGE
First Event
The Kid's Firefighter Challenge (KFC) is the extension OTC’s efforts to showcase the American Fire Service while at the same time, promoting physical fitness. Positioned near the adult version, with fire safety education programs, the Kid's Firefighter Challenge provides a tangible method of capturing the enthusiasm of children and channeling it in a positive direction.
Saturday 1:00pm

SCOTT FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE
Second Event
Described as the “Toughest 2 minutes in Sport” the SCOTT Firefighter Combat Challenge® - Branson ran by On Target Challenge will be hosted May 5-6, 2017 in the South Parking Lot at the Branson Landing. This Challenge, as seen on ESPN for over a dozen years, seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing a 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. "victim" as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock.
Saturday 1:00pm

VENDOR FAIR
Third Event
Increase your brand awareness at the Safety/Vendor Fair during the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Branson.
Saturday 11:00am

OZARK MOUNTAIN FIRE TRUCK PARADE
Fourth Event
Enter your current, vintage or unique fire apparatus in the Fire Truck Parade at Branson Landing and be part of the Fire Fighter Combat Challenge in Branson, MO. In honor of the fire service and firefighter Appreciation month!
Saturday 1:00pm

GUNS N' HOSES CHALLENGE
Fifth Event
Police and Fire Departments will compete head to head! Do you have what it takes to face the challenge? Form a 5 person team for no fee and test your abilities running the same combat challenge course as the pros wearing helmet and gloves versus full gear. There are only a limited number of teams permitted in the Guns N Hoses Challenge, so sign up fast! Registration will be taken on a first come-first served basis.
 
 
October 7, 2018
Sunday 11:00am

KIDS CHALLENGE
First Event
The Kid's Firefighter Challenge (KFC) is the extension OTC’s efforts to showcase the American Fire Service while at the same time, promoting physical fitness. Positioned near the adult version, with fire safety education programs, the Kid's Firefighter Challenge provides a tangible method of capturing the enthusiasm of children and channeling it in a positive direction.
Sunday 11:00am

SCOTT FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE
Second Event
Described as the “Toughest 2 minutes in Sport” the SCOTT Firefighter Combat Challenge® - Branson ran by On Target Challenge will be hosted May 5-6, 2017 in the South Parking Lot at the Branson Landing. This Challenge, as seen on ESPN for over a dozen years, seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing a 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. "victim" as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock.
Sunday 11:00am
VENDOR FAIR
Third Event
Increase your brand awareness at the Safety/Vendor Fair during the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Branson.

Accommodations


Here are the best Fire Fighter friendly lodging providers, book your accommodations now while they last!


  • HILTON PROMENADE
    AT THE LANDING

    Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing hotel is located on Lake Taneycomo in Missouri in the vibrant Branson Landing with waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment. Relax with a movie on 32-inch HDTV or keep in touch with WiFi. Upgrade to an exclusive condo for a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor balcony and additional guest bedroom. With a great view of the outdoor pool, cozy up in a private cabana or enjoy the heat beside our fire-pit. Level 2 Steakhouse, Clear and the outdoor pool are located across the street at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel..


    COMFORT INN

    The Comfort Inn & Suites sits on one of the highest points in Branson, offering a million dollar view of the Ozark area. You’ll enjoy the mountain lodge atmosphere that creates an experience unlike any other in Branson. Be sure to take pictures next to our big bear, eagle or moose! Besides the unique theme and wonderful views, our staff is committed to providing friendly, fantastic service always. We know you’ll be impressed with this 2017 Comfort Hotel of the Year!


    THOUSAND HILLS

    Whether you want to Stay a few nights in comfortable Branson Cabins, Play a few rounds of golf, or Own Branson Real Estate of your own, the Thousand Hills Cabin & Golf Resort has you covered.Our Branson lodging includes Branson cabins and rental condos ranging from romantic suites for couples to five bedroom townhomes perfect for large families and groups. All of our hotel lodging provides quality resort amenities with ultimate guest comfort as the goal. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, jetted tubs perfect for relaxation, and a fully-equipped fitness center work together to make our hotel and golf resort the best place to stay in Branson.


  • HILTON PROMENADE
    AT THE LANDING

    Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing hotel is located on Lake Taneycomo in Missouri in the vibrant Branson Landing with waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment. Relax with a movie on 32-inch HDTV or keep in touch with WiFi. Upgrade to an exclusive condo for a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor balcony and additional guest bedroom. With a great view of the outdoor pool, cozy up in a private cabana or enjoy the heat beside our fire-pit. Level 2 Steakhouse, Clear and the outdoor pool are located across the street at the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel..


    COMFORT INN

    The Comfort Inn & Suites sits on one of the highest points in Branson, offering a million dollar view of the Ozark area. You’ll enjoy the mountain lodge atmosphere that creates an experience unlike any other in Branson. Be sure to take pictures next to our big bear, eagle or moose! Besides the unique theme and wonderful views, our staff is committed to providing friendly, fantastic service always. We know you’ll be impressed with this 2017 Comfort Hotel of the Year!


    THOUSAND HILLS

    Whether you want to Stay a few nights in comfortable Branson Cabins, Play a few rounds of golf, or Own Branson Real Estate of your own, the Thousand Hills Cabin & Golf Resort has you covered.Our Branson lodging includes Branson cabins and rental condos ranging from romantic suites for couples to five bedroom townhomes perfect for large families and groups. All of our hotel lodging provides quality resort amenities with ultimate guest comfort as the goal. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, jetted tubs perfect for relaxation, and a fully-equipped fitness center work together to make our hotel and golf resort the best place to stay in Branson.

TRAVEL


Book now from one of the options down below to stay at one of our best hotels!
For flight information click the link below!
Fly Branson

    • $146

    • HILTON PROMENADE 

      • - Located within the Branson landing 
      • - Indoor pool, fitness/business center 
      • - Spacious rooms, suites and condos
      • - Near lake Taneycomo  
      • - Located near 5 different attractions 
    • Book Now
    • $86

    • COMFORT INN

      • - Easy 4 lane access
      • - Closest hotel to Branson Meadows
      • - Easy access to factory outlets 
      • - Near 4 different theaters 
      • - Hotel access to traffic routes 
    • Book Now
    • $111

    • THOUSAND HILLS

      • - Pools, golf course, sports courts 
      • - Guest computer, wi-fi, fax services 
      • - Live entertainment, 100 restaurants 
      • - Mountain biking, hiking trails, fishing 
      • - Fifty theaters, malls, museums
    • Book Now
    • $154

    • GRAND MOUNTAIN 

      • - Fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer
      • - Spacious living room, queen size sofa  
      • - Tv's / dvd, cable, premium channels 
      • - Access through thousand hills 
      • - Tennis/basketball court, fitness center 
    • Book Now
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Contact


Firefighter Combat Challenge (On Target Challenge)

Office: 301-421-9575
Hours: 9AM – 5PM (ET)
15312 Spencerville Court, Suite 100
Burtonsville, Maryland 20866

Kids Challenge (ages 4-11)

Contact: Scott Cizek 
417-337-2769 
or scizek@bransonmo.gov

Corporate & Community Challenge

Contact: Heath Hudson 
417-593-9315
or hhudson@bransonmo.gov

Guns N’ Hoses Challenge

Contact: Scott Cizek 
417-337-2769 
or scizek@bransonmo.gov

Ozark Mountain Fire Truck Parade

Contact: Chris Ely 
417-598-9420 
or firescapes@live.com

Vendor Fair

Contact: Bryan Hutchins 
417-559-9124 
or bhutchins@bransonmo.gov

Volunteer Coordinator

Contact: TBA