The work of a firefighter is not the same as other jobs. Being a firefighter requires to be extremely agile and fit since they primarily needed in hazardous and life-threatening settings. So these amazing firefighters face the firematic racing competition to prove they’re the strongest and fastest firefighters!
All firefighters in New York compete in the prestigious competition every year called Firematic Racing controlled by New York State Volunteer Firemen’s Parade and Drill Team Captains Association, Inc. In this competition, these amazing firefighters prove why they are at the forefront when it comes to protecting the public.
First, they started as a monetary reward for firefighters who were able to extinguish fire first. Then, this competition evolved into season-long competitions between rival racing teams to find the fastest and toughest firefighters in New York.
The Firematic Racing competition is divided into three sub-competitions; hose competitions, ladder competitions, and bucket brigade competitions
In the ‘Hose Competition”, contestants need to work as a team to attach a hose to the hydrant and aim the water at the flip-up target positioned at the end of the track.
In the “Ladder Competition” contestants need to work as a team to attach a hose to the hydrant and aim the water at the flip-up target positioned at the end of the track. Contestants use the same hose cart to carry a special ladder down the track. The ladder is placed against the top of an arch and the contestants have to climb up the ladder to reach the top of the ladder as quickly as possible.
Lastly, the bucket brigade competitions make the contestants carry a five-gallon canvas bucket and running down the track at top speed with the heavy bucket filled with water. Contestants also need to climb up a stationary ladder that is fixed against a top of an arch and fill the drum placed atop of the arch with the water from the bucket.
The winner is determined by the number of winning events throughout the season since the competition is extremely competitive and super challenging. Only the strongest and the fastest will be declared as the winner.
Watch the Firematic Racing competition below:
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