Combat Challenge

Firefighter Combat Challenge
The Missoula Fire Department has been competing in the Firefighter Combat Challenge since 1994. A combined Missoula Fire Department and Missoula Rural Fire District team won the world championship in 1997 and Missoula Fire won the team title again in 2001, that team time (4:19.33) still stands as the current World Record. World Records can only be set during the world championships.

With the support of the Missoula community, our Department hosted regional competitions in 1997 and 1998.

About the Challenge
The Firefighter Combat Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public.

Wearing full bunker gear and breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing a five-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses, and rescuing a life-sized, 175 pound victim as they race against themselves, their opponent, and the clock.

Team Support

Our Combat Challenge Team would like to thank the community members and businesses who have supported their efforts and helped to sponsor them in that competition.

If you would like to help sponsor Missoula Fire Department's Combat Challenge Team, please contact the department at our headquarters station 406-552-6210 during regular business hours.

MFD results from previous years are available online.