Fire fighting sports events of 2012
III World Championship among Juniors in Fire and Rescue Sport and the 37th Baltic Championship in Fire and Rescue Sport took place in Latvia, Valmiera from 17th-22nd of July, 2012. Decision about organising the III World Championship in Valmiera was made during XI congress of the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers on 7th-10th of December, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
The aim of the III World Championship among juniors is:
- Developing of the fire-fighting sports on international level and popularizing of firefighter-rescuer profession among juniors;
- Involve juniors in to the fire-fighting and rescue sports activities;
- Develop cooperation and exchange experience in training of fire-fighters and rescuers.
Fire and Rescue Sport is a combination of athletics and fire-fighting elements. Junior teams from more than 10 countries and junior and adult teams from Baltic States will determine the winners in four disciplines: 100 m obstacle course competition; an assault ladder competition; 4×100 m fire-fighters relay race competition and fire attack deployment competition.