VIDEO: Some firefighters from all over the US competed with Rapid City firefighters in a race.
The race is called the firefighter combat challenge, and puts physical feats in the job description to the test.
The Rapid City Regional Firefighter Combat Challenge Organizer, Bill Cina, says it seeks to makes sure those on the front lines battling the flames are in tip top shape.
“This course started 30 years ago with Dr. Paul Davis back in Maryland. They were coming up with a way to test firefighter fitness. An agility test to set as a standard for what firefighters should be at,” says Cina. Firefighting requires vigorous, intense, physical effort on a near daily basis, and the challenges during the race simulate the real deal.
Not before long, the race got competitive.