Date Friday, November 8, 2024 – Saturday, November 9, 2024

Check In: Nov. 8 at 3:00 PM

Kick Off Party: Nov. 8 at 6:00 PM

Join us Veterans Day weekend for the Heroes for Heroes Firefighter challenge at the Windmills of Hammock Bay located in Freeport, Florida. Test your skill, strength, and stamina while supporting our veterans.

All proceeds from the 2024 Heroes for Heroes Firefighter Challenge will benefit Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc. 

Register your team today!


The course for the Heroes for Heroes Firefighter Challenge will be in Freeport, Florida. All obstacles will be on asphalt. The obstacles each participant must go through will be:

• Donning PPE and SCBA
• Forced Entry
• Charged Hose Pull
• Kaiser Sled
• Dummy Drag
• CPR Compressions

Dress Requirements

Each participant will be required to wear full structural firefighting gear including boots, gloves, air packs (breathing on air), helmets, and masks.

Team Competition Information

Each team should consist of five team members, and each team must register at one time. However, four-person teams are permitted. One member of the four-person team must complete the first and last skill of the obstacle course.

The first person will complete the first obstacle, then tag the second person (standing in the staging zone), and so on until the final team member crosses the finish line.

Five second deductions will be deducted for each infraction from the team if structural firefighter gear is not in place properly (For Example: Forgetting to don hood).

Teams will have a seeding round on Friday to determine when they go on Saturday for their actual competition time. The order on Saturday will be: fastest time on Friday goes last on Saturday, slowest time on Friday goes first on Saturday. Each team is guaranteed at least two runs on the course.


There will be two courses right next to each other – two teams will be going at the same time. Each team is racing for their best overall time, not against the team next to them.

Each person gets one run of the course to score their best time. In the event there is a tie for an overall or award placement, the two teams will run the course again to determine a winner.

Competition Timing

The event will be manually scored. Your time will start on “GO” from the announcer will stop once you cross the finish line.
There will be two timers for each team to verify the time.


• 60 Teams Max
• 6 People Per Team – must register at one time.
• 5-person team is permitted – one person must complete the first and last skill station.
• Each team is guaranteed at least two runs on the course.

Registration Fee:
• $250 per Team: Today – September 30, 2024
• $300 per Team: October 1 – October 25, 2024

Each team participant receives:
• Performance short sleeve event t-shirt
• Event challenge coin
• Two drink tickets for After-Competition Social on Saturday night
• Event swag bag

Inclement Weather

The rain makeup dates will be November 15-16, 2024

• In the event of light or sporadic rain, we will continue with the event on November 9th.
• In the event of lightning or predicted storms on November 9th, we will postpone the event until November 15th-16th.
• If both weekends are a washout, there will not be another make-up date. We will work with the teams to discount entry into next year’s event if this happens.

All teams are guaranteed two runs on the course. A seeding round on Friday and then the main competition on Saturday.

Friday, November 8, 2024 (Times subject to change)
• 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Team Check-In
• 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Team Seeding Round
• 6:00 PM – Kick Off Party
Saturday, November 9, 2024 (Times subject to change)
• 7:00 AM – Area opens for teams
• 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Opening ceremony
• 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Team Competition
• 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Break
• 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Team Competition
• 4:00 PM – Awards Ceremony
• 5:00 PM – After Competition Social

Check-In Process

A designated team leader should check in on Friday, November 8, 2024 from 3:00 – 8:00 PM at Props Brewery at Windmills of Hammock Bay. Each team will only need one member to check-in for their team on Friday night. Upon check-in, the designated team leader will receive event packets, shirts, and challenge information for their team.

Kick Off Party

Participants and families are invited to a kick-off party at Props Brewery at Windmills of Hammock Bay that will start at 6:00 PM. Props Brewery will be providing live music by The Corey Fernandez Band, and food trucks will be available for everyone to enjoy.

After Competition Social

Following the competition on November 9th, starting at 5:00 pm, participants and guests are invited to attend the Heroes for Heroes Firefighter Challenge Social at the Windmills of Hammock Bay. Each participant will receive two drink tickets from Props Brewery. Drink specials, live music, and food trucks will be available for participants and their families.

Join us for food, fun, fellowship!

Live entertainment on the Windmills stage by Duchess: https://duchessband.com/

Kid Zone

The Heroes for Heroes Firefighter Challenge is a family-friendly event with entertainment for everyone. While the competition is taking place on Saturday, a kid zone will be available for kids of all ages.

The kid zone will feature two interactive firefighter challenge courses. One course will be available for younger children, and a large course will be available for elementary-age students. Bounce houses, face painting, cornhole, and other kid-friendly activities will also be available at the event.

Hotel Accommodations

All vendors for the 2024 Heroes for Heroes Firefighter Challenge REGISTER HERE.

$104 – $154 Per Night

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Vendor Registration

All vendors for the 2024 Heroes for Heroes Firefighter Challenge REGISTER HERE.

Each vendor will be allotted a 10×10 area. If vendors need a larger area than 10×10, two spaces will need to be reserved. All vendors will need to provide their own tents, tables, chairs, and display items.

Electricity and water are not available onsite.

Vendor set up will be from 6:00 – 8:00 AM. Participants will start arriving at 7:00 AM. Due to traffic constraints and parking limitations, it is recommended vendors get there early to set up. A drop off area will be designated for vendors as long as traffic allows.

After registration, a space will be assigned to each vendor. Vendors will receive an email with their designated space and additional event information.

Food vending is not allowed at the event.

If you have any questions regarding the vendor area or vendor registration, please contact Tammy Godwin at (850) 520-2821.

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