Canadian FireFighter Appreciation Day 2017

Onsite Competition for Teams

Event description

FFAD 2017 is taking on a different spin this year!  We are showcasing a demo version of the event as part of the Milton Fall Fair, in front of the Grandstands, just before smash-up derby!  Limited number of teams will be accepted (first register, first play!) for 2017.  

Then stay tuned online for our new spin-off adventure this year to support the CFFF!  

What is FFAD?

Would your workouts prepare you for the challenges of a firefighter?

Come fight it out for a great cause!  Join Reebok FirePower and Milton Fire Services for a fun unique fitness competition either as a competitor or as a spectator for this unique event! Proceeds going to the Canadian Fallen FireFighters Foundation to provide education and job training for families of fallen firefighters and contribute to the CFFF memorial fund. Competition is open to general public & all service personnel. Current firefighters also welcome to test their own fitness in a fun and challenging environment. Spectators: $5 (or more!) donation to CFFF.

Team Competition Details:

  • Teams of 4 people – any combination of men/women. 
  • Limited # teams to be accepted. Only 10 civilian and 5 active duty firefighter teams
  • Waiver forms must be completed by guardian if under 18.
  • Cost per team:  Civilians $400; Active Duty FF $300
  • Event proceeds to go to the Canadian Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation.

Competition Workouts:

  • Events to be performed in actual bunker gear and SCBAs (provided to all civilian teams)
  • Fitness activities designed to mimic real-life activities of fire fighters
  • May include: sledgehammering, hose pulling, rope climbing, ladder carries, tire flipping, body drags, etc
  • Workouts are intense – be prepared to work extremely hard and strategize with your teammates
  • All 911’s are welcome to participate in teams together or combined with civilians.  Active FF are encouraged to bring their own bunker gear.  SCBA’s will be provided.


Kids and families are welcome to experience the day with Fall Fair admission. Food & drinks will be available for purchase inside the Milton Fair.


Since this is a charity event, there are no refunds available for registrations. However athlete substitutions are accepted.  Please log into your Competition Corner account to make substitution or email us at

All event details can be found on the web site and/or will be emailed to participants in advance of the event. 

Scoring: For Time: Fastest is Better

FOR TIME. 15 minute cap 3 laps of designated course carrying charged hose as a team. 1 athlete must always be carrying a weighted hose pack 1 athlete must always be holding a sledge hammer. 4 check points to cross in every lap. 10 seconds added to total time for every checkpoint they have yet to cross.

Scoring: For Repetitions: More is Better | Tiebreaker: Time when 4th piece of equipment is retrieved and back in the team zone.

A1 must be blindfolded, and crawl to retrieve 1 piece of equipment. When they return to their team, the next athlete will be blindfolded and retrieve a piece of equipment. NOTE TIME WHEN 4th ATHLETE RETURNS BLINDFOLDED. All athletes will carry equipment on backboard to accumulate lengths. EACH LENGTH IS WORTH 2 POINTS. Half length will be awarded with 1 point.

Scoring: For Repetitions: More is Better

0:00 - 2:00 Athlete 1 Rows for 2 minutes. Mark metres at this point 2:00 - 4:00 Athlete 2 Rows 2 minutes. Mark total metres cumulative 4:00 - 6:00 Athlete 2 Rows 2 minutes. Mark total metres cumulative 6:00 - 8:00 Athlete 3 Rows 2 minutes. Mark total metres cumulative 12:00 - 14:00 Athlete 1 Rows 2 minutes. Mark total metres cumulative 14:00 - 16:00 Athlete 2 Rows 2 minutes. Mark total metres cumulative 16:00 - 18:00 Athlete 3 Rows 2 minutes. Mark total metres cumulative 18:00 - 20:00 Athlete 4 Rows 2 minutes. Mark total metres cumulative Score is TOTAL metres rowed by entire team in 20 min.

Scoring: For Repetitions: More is Better

Score is # of hose lengths pulled in and run out. Nozzle must start behind the indicated line, and must cross the opposite line for a full repetition. Only one athlete working at a time. Final score is cumulative lengths performed by entire team.