Simulating many of the essential skills of firefighting – e.g., climbing a five story tower, dragging and hoisting fire hose, racing around obstacles, man down rescue, simulating forcible entry, etc. – the FCC motivates, identifies and celebrates America’s best of the best’ firefighters. Local teams and individual competitors of all ages compete against each other and the clock for bragging rights and medals. After years of coverage on ESPN and the Versus television network, the FCC is widely followed by the firefighting community nationally, the general public and the news media around the country as they search for “good news” stories to cover in their local communities. We will also have a Kid’s challenge area.