Elkhart hosting Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge this weekend

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(Sam Householder/Elkhart Truth)

Firefighters from across the country will compete this weekend at the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Elkhart.

The event takes place Friday and Saturday on on High Street, downtown. The event will kick-off with a special Guns N’ Hoses challenge between members of the Elkhart Police and Fire Departments.

All competitors will feature professional firefighters dressed in full gear. The course includes a series of tasks including climbing a five-story tower, hoisting, chopping and dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 pound “victim.”

The course allows the public an opportunity to see first-hand the daily rigors experienced by firefighters.

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