Released by: The City of Tyler
TYLER, TX - Retired Tyler Firefighter Don Williams broke the world record in the tandem competition at the Brookshire's Firefighter Combat Challenge held at Broadway Square Mall Sept. 24 and 25.
Williams and his partner Tommy Saddler, from Altus, Oklahoma, are both over 60 and completed the course in 2:17 beating the previous world record of 2:38.
The Challenge simulates five tasks from the structural firefighter activities. The tasks include:
• the high hose carry;
• the hose hoist;
• forcible entry;
• hose advance; and,
• victim rescue.
While completing in the tasks, firefighters must wear full turnout gear, including structural helmet, coat and pants with liners, gloves and boots. In addition, they are hooked up to Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).