PENSACOLA, FL (WSFA) - Several Montgomery firefighters recently headed south to take part in the Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge.
This was the fourth year for the challenge. Organizers say it tests strength, agility, teamwork, and skills of firefighters and provide a fun, family friendly event for participants and the public.
All the competitions take place on the white sands of Pensacola Beach in a “unique” format that’s also “an added level of difficulty.”
The event ran from April 12-14 and competitors had to compete in obstacles while in full firefighter gear. The obstacles included:
- Forced Entry
- Charged Hose Drag
- The Kaiser Sled
- Dummy Drag
- Hose Hoist
The Montgomery team, known as Sandstorm, placed second in the Team Competition Awards.
Montgomery firefighter Jake Lanier placed first in the overall competition awards with a time of 1:21. That was better than 2018 when he won it with a time of 1:36.
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