Firefighter Challenge ~ for Little Ones, Too

The fun that can be had at the Big Chili Cook-off in Evergreen is endless, but one of the greatest parts of the day is the Firefighters Challenge.  This is when firefighters from each of the six local fire departments ~ Elk Creek, Evergreen, Indian Hills, Platte Canyon, Inter Canyon and North Fork ~ don their gear – coat, pants, boots, gloves, helmet, oxygen, and run an obstacle course with a rescue dummy on their back.  They have to crawl through culverts, climb ladders, chain saw through a barrier, and put out a fire, all in the heat of the day with crowds cheering at the top of their lungs.  The firefighter with the best time wins and receives a trophy to display at his fire house.  Last year Garrison Glenschork from Platte Canyon won first place and Clint Sayler, from Elk Creek came in second.  This event is sponsored by BeauJo’s Colorado Pizza, our premiere restaurant sponsor. We would also like to thank BeauJo’s for providing pizza for all our high school volunteers.


The fire departments run an obstacle course for the little ones prior to their own competition. This competition is for children ages two to ten, and is sure to put a smile on your face. Wendy’s sponsors the Children’s Firefighter Challenge and the fastest boy and fastest girl will receive a prize, with all others receiving a ribbon. Every child involved gets a free Frosty coupon – thanks Wendy’s!


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