Competitors from all over the world to descend on Suffolk for firefighters challenge

Competitors will descend on Bury St Edmunds for the annual British Firefighters Challenge on Friday

Competitors will descend on Bury St Edmunds for the annual British Firefighters Challenge on Friday and Saturday in Bury St Edmunds Picture: KAY ZIEBA PHOTOGRAPHY www.kayzieba.co.uk - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from all over the world will push themselves to the limit in an annual challenge – which this year is being held in Bury St Edmunds.

Competitors take part in last year's challenge in Leicester Picture: KAY ZIEBA PHOTOGRAPHY www.kayz

Competitors take part in last year's challenge in Leicester Picture: KAY ZIEBA PHOTOGRAPHY www.kayzieba.co.uk - Credit: Archant

The British Firefighter Challenge provides a day of entertainment for spectators as well as raising vital funds for The Firefighters Charity.

This year’s competition will be hosted by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service at the Arc shopping centre, on Friday and Saturday, with both individual and team events taking place.

Friday will see individual firefighters in different age categories take on a variety of different challenges, including the stair ascent, hose haul, container carry and casualty rescue.

The team relay event will take place on Saturday, with the competition action taking place in the Cattle Market car park behind the shopping centre.

The arc car park in Bury St Edmunds will host the action Picture: KAY ZIEBA PHOTOGRAPHY www.kayzieb

The arc car park in Bury St Edmunds will host the action Picture: KAY ZIEBA PHOTOGRAPHY www.kayzieba.co.uk - Credit: Archant


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The event will welcome around 240 competitors from places such as Germany, Malta, the Czech Republic and India to take part in the challenges alongside firefighters from across the UK.

There will also be a vintage fire appliance in Charter Square at the Arc as well as a children’s fun course.

For more information, visit www.britishfirefighterchallenge.co.uk

Action from last year's British Firefighters Challenge Picture: KAY ZIEBA PHOTOGRAPHY www.kayzieba.

Action from last year's British Firefighters Challenge Picture: KAY ZIEBA PHOTOGRAPHY www.kayzieba.co.uk - Credit: Archant

Action from last year's British Firefighters Challenge Picture: KAY ZIEBA PHOTOGRAPHY www.kayzieba.

Action from last year's British Firefighters Challenge Picture: KAY ZIEBA PHOTOGRAPHY www.kayzieba.co.uk - Credit: Archant

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