French Firefighters sponsored by Army Recognition at World Firefighter Combat Challenge in U.S. 12510161

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French Firefighters sponsored by Army Recognition at World Firefighter Combat Challenge in U.S.
The Belgian Company Army Recognition sponsors the French team of firefighters of TFA team Strasbourg during the World Firefighter combat challenge which takes place in Montgomery, Alabama, United States from the 24 to 29 October 2016.
     
The Belgian Company Army Recognition sponsors the French team of firefighters of TFA team Strasbourg during the World Firefighter combat challenge which takes place in Montgomery, Alabama, United States from the 24 to 29 October 2016.French firefighters TFA Team Strasbourg sponsored by the Belgian Company Army Recognition at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge in Montgomery, Alabama, United States (from the left to the right Olivier Pruneau, Jonathan Foessel, Coralie Mertz, Vincent Heiligenstein and Frédéric Orlandi)
     
"Army Recognition decided to sponsor the TFA Team Strasbourg because it is important for us to invest in the security field. Nowadays security has become a major concern in our society so we want to give our support to men and women who risk their life and dedicate it to our security. The Firefighter Combat Challenge and the firefighters in general also represents values like competitiveness, outperformance and teamwork. Values that we share in our company" said Alain Servaes, CEO of Army Recognition.

The TFA Team Strasbourg is based in Strasbourg, France. All members of the team are professional firefighters. They already participated in several International Firefighter Combat Challenge competitions (including in France, Germany, UAE, Poland , etc).
 
The French Firefighter TFA Team Strasbourg includes Vincent Heiligenstein the Team Leader , Coralie Mertz, Frédéric Orlandi, Olivier Pruneau and Jonathan Foessel.

Around 700 firefighters from seven countries including Kuwait, Germany, France, Canada and for the first time New Zealand will take part in the World Firefighter Combat Challenge in the city of Montgomery, Alabama, United States.
     
The Belgian Company Army Recognition sponsors the French team of firefighters of TFA team Strasbourg during the World Firefighter combat challenge which takes place in Montgomery, Alabama, United States from the 24 to 29 October 2016.French Firefighter Jonathan Foessel during the second event, the Hose Hoist.
     
Individual competitors or Teams must complete a total of five events consecutively. Competitors must wear a helmet, coat, pants with liners, boots, gloves, and a breathing apparatus—an SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus)—during the entire duration of competition.

The first event is the stair climb. This Challenge consists of a 42 lb. (19 kg) hose which must be carried up six flights of stairs. The second event is the Hose Hoist. Using a hand-over-hand motion, the competitor must pull up a 42 pound (19 kg) hose roll and place it into the box on the top of the 5-story Tower.
     
The Belgian Company Army Recognition sponsors the French team of firefighters of TFA team Strasbourg during the World Firefighter combat challenge which takes place in Montgomery, Alabama, United States from the 24 to 29 October 2016. French Firefighter Vincent Heiligenstein in the tower
     
The third event is the forcible entry challenge. This event simulates a firefighter breaking down a door or wall to enter a burning building. The forcible entry simulator used during the Firefighter Combat Challenge is called the KEISER FORCE Machine
     
The Belgian Company Army Recognition sponsors the French team of firefighters of TFA team Strasbourg during the World Firefighter combat challenge which takes place in Montgomery, Alabama, United States from the 24 to 29 October 2016.French Firefighter Olivier Pruneau during the third event, KEISER FORCE Machine.
     
The fourth event is the hose advance. This simulates a firefighter running from a fire engine towards a close fire. The competitor sprints 140 feet and picks up a 1.75 in. diameter charged (pressurized with water) hose, sprints five more feet with the hose, then drags it an additional 75 feet (23 m).
     
The Belgian Company Army Recognition sponsors the French team of firefighters of TFA team Strasbourg during the World Firefighter combat challenge which takes place in Montgomery, Alabama, United States from the 24 to 29 October 2016.French Firefighter Frédéric Orlandi during the fourth event
     
The fifth and final event is the victim rescue. This event simulates a firefighter removing a victim from a fire as quickly as possible to save the victim from injury. A 175 lb. (80 kg) mannequin must be picked up from the ground, grabbed from behind, and dragged backwards 100 ft (31 m).

The individual world record is owned by the American Bob Russell in 1:19.02 and for the women by the American Juliet Draper in 1:48.41.
     
French Firefighters sponsored by Army Recognition at World Firefighter Combat Challenge in US Coralie Mertz 002
The women of the team, French Firefighter Coralie Mertz during the fifth event, victim rescue.
     
 

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