What To Expect

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 10am – 1pm .

Located during Milton Fall Fair, in front of the Grandstands. 

136 Robert St, Milton, ON L9T 1G9

Team Competition Details:

  • Teams of 4 people – any combination of men/women. Limited # teams to be accepted.
  • 2 divisions: Civilian and Active Duty FireFighters.
  • Active Duty teams must have a minimum of 2 FF on the team to be in this division. For departments to be recognized publicly, they must be in the ADFF division.
  • Min age to compete is 14 years old. No max age.
  • This event is gender-equal, meaning no difference for teams, equipment or division based on their combination of males/females on the team.
  • Waiver forms must be completed by guardian if under 18.
  • Cost per team is $400 for Civilian, $300 for Active Duty FF
  • Includes event shirt, bunker gear and all workouts
  • Event proceeds to go to the Canadian Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation.

Competition Workouts:

  • Events to be performed in actual bunker gear and SCBAs
  • Fitness activities designed to mimic real-life activities of fire fighters
  • May include: sledgehammering, hose pulling, rope climbing, ladder carries, tire flipping, body drags, etc
  • Workouts are intense – be prepared to work extremely hard and strategize with your teammates
  • All 911's are welcome to participate in teams together or combined with civilians.  Active FF are encouraged to bring their own bunker gear.  SCBA's will be provided.

Overview:

The Firefighter Appreciation Challenge is designed to be an enjoyable, challenging day for all involved.  The day is meant to raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Parking:

Parking is available on site at the Milton Fair for approximately $5. Otherwise you are welcome to find parking in the surrounding neighbourhood.

Registration:

Registration will occur at the Reebok CrossFit FirePower (RCFP) tent in front of the GrandStands. Enter through the front gate of the fairgrounds. Each participant will have their name on a list at the front gate and admission to the fair will be comp'd. Then proceed to the RCFP tent to check in with an FFAD Volunteer.

Bunker Gear:

Every participant will be wearing bunker gear for each event including pants and jacket.  Bunker gear will be available for pick up at RCFP (705 Nipissing Road, Milton, ON) from Friday September 21st (12noon to 3pm) or Saturday Sept 22 from 9:30am - 1:00pm.

You can also bring your own gear if you have it.  Air packs will be given out at the start of each heat.

Clothing:

The gear can become very hot.  Prepare to wear thin breathable clothing.  You will also want to bring a change of clothing as the bunker gear tends to trap heat and moisture.

Footwear:

You will wear your own running shoes or workboots. Forecast is calling for rain so bringing additional clothing & footwear may be in your best interest.

Gloves:

We recommend you bring a pair of leather gloves which may be helpful for some of the events.  All events can be completed without gloves but if you want to bring them they will be allowed. They will not be provided on-site.

PLEASE REMOVE all jewelry including: necklaces, earrings and rings before arriving.

Weather:

The event takes place rain or shine. Events will only be cancelled or changed if there is lightening or the conditions are deemed unsafe.  Please prepare accordingly.

Challenges:

There will be three different Challenges.  Not all challenges will be released ahead of time.  Look to Reebok CrossFit FirePower's FaceBook page for a sneak peak at some of the events. Event rules and all details and questions will be conducted in the briefing prior to each event. The timeline for the day is very tight.  Heats will go on schedule.  Please review which heat you are in for each event and be prepared to move to the staging area when your Heat is called.

Spectators:

Spectators are welcome to the event.  Regular Fall Fair admissions rates will apply. There are lots of activities and events to see & do for all ages throughout the day. Food & beverages are available to be purchased throughout the fair as well.

To support the environment, all participants and volunteers are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle. Don’t forget to label it AND take it home.

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