3rd World Firefighters Games; Perth, Australia
20 to 26 March 1994
Nestled on the foreshore of the Swan River with the participants' hotels as a backdrop, a huge 100m x 50m hospitality marquee formed the nucleus of the Perth Games. Following the day's events, the majority of athletes and visitors congregated in the marquee to socialise and celebrate with the winners or empathise with the losers. At the conclusion of the Games, it proved difficult to bid everyone farewell.
Toughest Firefighter Alive
The 'blue ribbon' event of the World Firefighters Games, the Toughest Firefighter Alive, is the most gruelling event of the entire competition. It is a test of great strength and endurance. This event encompasses;
- 3 events establishing hose, obstacle and weight activities
eg 2.5 km run wearing 20 kg backpack, tunnel crawl wearing breathing apparatus
- 1 event in a climbing activity using local terrain
eg 21 floor stair climb wearing breathing apparatus.
Overall Winner, Men: S McSweeney, New Zealand. 09:59:00 (dual winner)
Overall Winner, Women: A Henss, USA. 14:10:00