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Zagreb Firefighter Stair Challenge
The event is held under the name Zagreb Firefighter Stair Challenge – fundraising firefighter stair race
The event is open to firefighters (voluntary and professional) who have acquired the training for the Firefighter rank, or finished Firefighter school and obtained the title of Firefighter or Firefighting Technician in accordance with the appropriate Firefighting legislation.
All competitors must have a valid proof of medical fitness needed to conduct firefighters job. International Firefighters must have minimum education needed to work as a firefighter in the country they are coming from.
As of 2018, firefighter kids and youths can also participate in the race. they prove it by confirmation; List from Vatronet, HVZ-a.
Kids and youth from abroad must have confirmation that they are members of fire organizations, in accordance with the regulations of the country they are coming from.
Each competitor can compete only in one category.
The competitor is not obliged to be a current member of a fire brigade.
Challenge runs in the following categories, males and females separately:
Light – >40 years; 40+ years
Open -; >40 years; 40+ years
Strong – >40 years; 40+ years
Easy – >10 years, >14 years, >18 years
Equipment required for different categories:
Light – protective clothing, boots, gloves, helmet
Open – protective clothing, boots, gloves, helmet, whole face mask and self-contained breathing apparatus with compositional bottle
Strong – protective clothing, boots, gloves, helmet, whole face mask and self-contained breathing apparatus with steel bottle
Easy – helmet
Years of age of the competitors are determined including the year the event is held in.
The aim of the race is to climb the inner staircase from the level of -4 to the level +26 (666 stairs) of the main office building, Strojarska 20, Zagreb, as quick as possible.
While doing so firefighters must wear structural firefighting equipment in accordance with the line of work and legislation in force:
Helmet – Structural Firefighting entry helmet – HRN EN 443
Protective Clothing – Structural Firefighting protective clothing – HRN EN 469
Gloves – Structural Firefighting gloves – HRN EN 659
Boots – Structural Firefighting entry boots – HRN EN 15090
For the categories Open and Strong besides all of the above mentioned equipment, whole face mask and self-contained breathing apparatus with compositional or steel bottle is required.
In the category of kids and youth, the goal is to climb the inner staircase from the level of -4 to the ground floor (88 stairs).
Kids and young can compete in sports equipment, whatever they want. The only required equipment is a fire helmet; competitive youth helmet, competitive adult helmet, a forest fire helmet or a Structural Firefighting entry helmet.
This equipment will not be provided for the competitors.
By picking race numbers competitors are requested to sign a statement saying they are taking responsibility for their own safety.
For each juvenile contestant, responsibility is assumed by the parent who signs to confirm this. The signed confirmation must be presented at registration by a parent or guardian.
The event is a strictly voluntary project and a fundraiser for The Association of parents of children with the most severe disabilities “The Hummingbirds”, Zelinska 2, Zagreb.
The registration fee is outlined in the invitation.
The event organizers, judges and all other participants in the organization will not receive any payment for their work from any fundraising.
Winners of all categories will be symbolically rewarded by the sponsors.
Zagreb, 31. August 2018.