Join us for the Inaugural Fire Rescue Beach Bash Competition in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

October 4-6, 2024.  

Join us for an exciting competition guaranteed to test your skills, strength, and stamina on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. There will be Individual and Team categories with a team consisting of 5 individuals. –Teams can run with 4 individuals if necessary with the first competitor completing the first and last skill on the course.

Course Info– the entire course will be on the beach just south of The Hangout. The first person will complete the first skill, then tag the second person (standing in the staging zone), and so on until the final team member crosses the finish line. Five-second addition will occur for each addition infraction on the course- for example forgetting to don hood, etc.

***Seeding round will be Friday evening for Teams

A firefighter challenge tests participants in a series of physically demanding tasks that simulate real-life firefighting activities, such as hose dragging, ladder climbing, and equipment carrying. You are also welcome to watch for free and enjoy a kids’ mini-course.

Make it a family getaway and enjoy a beach vacation in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition is the perfect opportunity to test your limits, build team spirit, and create lasting memories.

REGISTER now, and we’ll see you at the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama!

Obstacles

The Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition will take place on the beautiful sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama. All obstacles will be set up on the beach, adding an extra challenge with the sand. Each participant must navigate through the following obstacles:

Team Course- 30 Teams Max

Individual Course- 30 Individuals Max with a 7-minute time limit- ***no seeding

Events For Both Team And Individual Courses:

  • Door Forced Entry
  • Charged Hose Pull
  • Kaiser Sled
  • Dummy Drag
  • Serpentine Sprint- condo pack

Door Forced Entry: Participants in the Forced Entry challenge simulate the critical task of breaching a locked or secured entry point during firefighting operations. Using specialized tools and techniques, competitors must demonstrate speed, precision, and strength as they force their way through a designated entryway obstacle.

Charged Hose Pull: In the Charged Hose Pull challenge, firefighters experience the physical demands of maneuvering a fully pressurized fire hose. Competitors must swiftly and efficiently pull the charged hose along a specified course, testing their strength, coordination, and endurance under pressure.

Kaiser Sled: The Kaiser Sled challenge requires participants to drag a weighted sled across a set distance. This exercise replicates the strenuous task of moving heavy equipment or debris during emergency response situations. Competitors must showcase their power and stamina as they navigate the sandy terrain while pulling the Kaiser Sled to the finish line.

Dummy Drag: During the Dummy Drag challenge, firefighters simulate the rescue of an incapacitated victim by dragging a life-sized dummy across the course. This challenge emphasizes teamwork, strength, and determination as participants navigate through obstacles and rough terrain to safely transport the dummy to safety.

Serpentine Sprint- condo pack: During the Serpentine Sprint, participants face a thrilling and dynamic race where agility, speed, and strategy are key. Contestants must navigate a winding, serpentine course filled with sharp turns and challenging obstacles. This event emphasizes quick thinking, precise movements, and endurance as participants sprint through the twists and turns, maintaining their pace and composure to reach the finish line.

These challenges not only highlight the physical demands of firefighting but also underscore the importance of skill, teamwork, and readiness in responding to emergencies.

Dress Requirements

Each participant will be required to wear full structural firefighting gear, including boots, gloves, air packs, helmets, and masks.

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Team Competition Information

Teams will compete in a seeding round on Friday to determine their start times for the main competition on Saturday. The order of competition on Saturday will be based on Friday’s results, with the fastest teams from Friday going last on Saturday and the slowest going first.

For the team competition:

  • The first team member completes the first obstacle, then tags the next team member in the staging zone.
  • This process continues until the final team member crosses the finish line.
Courses

There will be 2 courses set up side by side and 2 teams/individuals will be competing at the same time with separate scoring for each course. Each team/individual is racing for their best time and not against the team/individual on the course next to them.

  • Each participant gets one run through the course to record their best time.
  • In the event of a tie for an overall or award placement, the tied teams will run the course again to determine the winner.

Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition

Join us at the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition for an exciting and challenging experience on the picturesque sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Whether you’re competing or cheering on participants, it’s an event you won’t want to miss! All proceeds will go to the Gulf Shores Fire Rescue Department.

Competitors 30 Teams of 5 | 30 Individuals

Don’t miss out on this action-packed weekend! Join us for the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition and experience the excitement firsthand.

Join us at the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition for an exciting and challenging experience on the picturesque sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Whether you’re competing or cheering on participants, it’s an event you won’t want to miss! All proceeds will go to the Gulf Shores Fire Rescue Department.

Awards

At the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition, timing is crucial, with each participant’s run manually recorded and verified using two times. This ensures accuracy and fairness throughout the event.

Competition Categories

Team Categories:

  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Third Place

Individual Age Categories – Female Divisions:

  • Overall Female Division

Individual Age Categories – Male Divisions:

  • Overall Male Division
  • 18-25 Age Group, First Place
  • 26-32 Age Group, First Place
  • 33-39 Age Group, First Place
  • 40+ Age Group, First Place

Participants in each category will compete for their best time, aiming for top honors in their respective divisions. Join us for a thrilling event where skill, determination, and teamwork take center stage at Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Check In

Team and individual check-in is scheduled for Friday, October 4th, from 5-8 pm at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL. At check-in, participants will receive their team packets, shirts, and event information. Food and drinks will be available for purchase for paid participants, and guests are welcome to join.

Team Seeding Round

The seeding round for the Team Competition will also take place on Friday night. Each team is guaranteed at least two runs on the course to determine their placement for the main competition day.

Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Join us for the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition on October 4-6 for a weekend of challenge, camaraderie, and fun at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL.

Tentative Event Timeline

The Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition will utilize manual scoring procedures. Your timing will commence upon the announcer’s “GO” and will conclude as you cross the finish line.

To ensure accuracy, two timers will record each team’s or individual’s performance time.

Join us for this thrilling event on October 4-6 at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL, where precision and skill will be on display in every run.

Friday October 4th, 2024

Individual/Team Check in 3:00-5:00pm ***this is the only chance for those in the individual competition to check in

Team Seeding 5:00pm

Saturday October 5th, 2024

  • Team Check in 8:00-10:00am
  • Individual Competition 8:00-11:30am
  • Team Captain Mtg. 11:30am
  • Team Competition 12:00-6:30pm
  • Dinner and Awards 7:00pm at the Hangout

Sunday is still tentative

Sunday October 6th, 2024

  • Sunrise Service 6:30am
  • Breakfast 7:00am
  • Speaker/Training 8:00am

Kids Course Saturday October 5th, 2024

Kids Course opens 10:00am

Pricing

Teams

  • Maximum of 30 Teams
  • 5 People Per Team (must register together)
  • Alternatively, a 4-person team is allowed, with one member completing both the first and last skill stations
  • Each team is guaranteed at least two runs on the course

Registration Fee:

  • $400 per team

Each Team Participant Receives:

  • Performance short sleeve event t-shirt
  • Challenge Coin
  • Friday Night Party Pass (includes food and drinks)

Individuals

  • Maximum of 60 individuals
  • Additional $25 fee if also part of a team
  • Registration Fee:
    • $400 per individual

Each Individual Participant Receives:

  • Performance short sleeve event t-shirt
  • Challenge Coin
  • Friday Night Party

Additional Information:

  • There are no refunds for this event; it will proceed rain or shine.

Join us for the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition, where teams and individuals will compete in an exciting challenge of skill and endurance. Register now and secure your spot for a weekend of camaraderie and competitive spirit at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL, from October 4-6, 2024!

Inclement Weather Policy

  • Rain Makeup Date: TBD
  • In the event of light rain or off-and-on rain, the event will proceed as scheduled on October 4.
  • If there is lightning or predicted storms all day on October 4, the event will be postponed to a TBD date.
  • If the entire weekend is affected by inclement weather and cannot be rescheduled, there will not be another makeup date. Teams will be offered a discounted entry into next year’s event.
  • The check-in party and distribution of participant goodies will proceed as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.
Contact Information

For more information on the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition, please visit Gulf Shores Fire Rescue at:

Email: info@gulfshoresfirerescue.com

Sponsorship Information

For sponsorship opportunities at the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition, please contact Gulf Shores Fire Rescue at:

Email: sponsorships@gulfshoresfirerescue.com

Gulf Shores Fire Rescue Office

Visit Station 1: 1921 West 1st Street Gulf Shores, AL 36547

Join us for the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition on October 4-6, 2024, for an unforgettable weekend of competition and camaraderie!

Kids Challenge

Calling all young heroes-in-training! Join us at The Hangout from October 4-6 for an exciting and free Kids Mini Fire Challenge during the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition.

Little firefighters will gear up for fun as they tackle mini versions of real-life firefighting tasks. From obstacle courses to hose drills, every challenge is designed to ignite their imagination and bravery.

Parents, bring your future firefighters to The Hangout and watch them learn, laugh, and unleash their inner hero. It’s a weekend of family fun and unforgettable adventures at Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash!

Mark your calendars and don’t miss this chance for your kids to shine bright like the flames they’ll conquer!

Spectator Information

Join us at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL, from October 4-6 for the thrilling Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition! Whether you’re cheering on competitors or enjoying the festive atmosphere, here’s everything you need to know:

Dates: October 4-6, 2024

Location: The Hangout, 101 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Event Highlights:

  • Witness teams and individuals compete in challenging firefighter-inspired obstacles.
  • Enjoy food vendors, music, and a vibrant atmosphere throughout the event.
  • Cheer on young heroes-in-training at the free Kids Mini Fire Challenge.

Free Admission: Spectators are welcome to attend all activities at no charge.

Parking: Available nearby; please follow event signage for designated parking areas.

Additional Information:

  • Bring chairs or blankets for comfortable viewing.
  • Explore Gulf Shores’ beautiful beaches and local attractions during your visit.

Questions?

What is a firefighter Challenge?

A firefighter challenge is a high-intensity competition for firefighters to promote health and wellness and bring awareness to the profession.

Is this event family-friendly?

Yes! We want to get the kids involved and make this a family weekend at the beach! Inside The Hangout, there will be a challenge course set up for kids, with miniature versions of what the Firefighters are doing on the beach.

Where will the competition take place?

On the beach south of the Hangout at Gulf Place in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Don’t miss out on this action-packed weekend! Join us for the Gulf Shores Fire Beach Bash Competition and experience the excitement firsthand.