Firefighters from all over will swarm Pittsfield next weekend to test their skills against each other.
The Firefighter Combat Challenge is an obstacle course that designed to test firefighters on different tasks they've had to accomplish immediately on the scene of a fire - whether than be rolling out a hose or carrying a victim. Wearing full geat the firefighters will race each other up a five-story tower with a hose, hoist hoses from the ground, hop I-beams, drag hoses, and carry a 175-poun
Mayor Linda Tyer is pitching the creation of a residential "life academy" aimed to help the city's young women find success.
The proposal was made to the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayor's Challenge, a national competition which could lead to as much as a $5 million prize to implement the idea.