Together Branson Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 152, Branson Landing, Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Come Alive Crossfit partnered to bring the Scott Firefighter Challenge to Branson, MO for the FIRST TIME in 2016. The Branson Firefighters Association will host the regional Firefighters Combat Challenge June 9-10, 2017 at Branson Landing. The long-term plan is to host On Target Challenges' National Firefighter Combat Challenge in 2018 and/or 2019 and the World Championship by 2020. Proceeds from the event benefit the association’s benevolent fund.
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.
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
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
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
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