The annual Firefighter Challenge came to downtown Carlsbad Friday Saturday as firefighters from across the country competed in an obstacle course meant to simulate the challenges of the job.
Firefighters, in full gear, ran up a series of steps climbing a tower to start the races.
At the top, they pulled a weight via roped to the top, and ran back down.
Back on the ground, competitors used a sledgehammer to move a weight before they could proceed through to a water hose they used to hit a target.
The final, and longest part of the course saw firefighters drag a heavy dummy through the finish line.
They were evaluated based on the time they took to compete the course.
Hosted by Carlsbad MainStreet and the Carlsbad Fire Department, the challenge was held along Canyon Street near the Eddy County Courthouse.
The event also featured local food trucks and other vendors from Carlsbad and southeast New Mexico.
Adrian Hedden can be reached at 575-628-5516, [email protected] or @AdrianHedden on Twitter.