National BA Challenge

06 Oct 2018
08:00 - 22:00

£650.00 per team

The National Breathing Apparatus Challenge promotes best practice and is open to all of the UK fire and rescue services, with the final being held at the Fire Service College each year.

The assessments are carried out using skilled staff from fire and rescue services from around the UK. Assessments cover an array of components including command and control, breathing apparatus (BA) and fire behaviour instructors.

Teams can enter from the wide range of roles from across the UK Fire Service. The event is open to teams of five firefighters from throughout the UK competing for the best BA Team. Each team will be faced with a scenario of a property fire with persons reported inside, each team will have 30 minutes to extinguish the fire and rescue any casualties.

The event promotes best practice and firefighter safety in the following categories:

  • Incident command
  • Breathing apparatus procedures
  • Fire ground procedures
  • Entry control procedures

All teams will be assessed by national assessors who specialise in their fields across the UK fire and rescue service. The winners of the challenge will display their technical and practical skills and dexterity, as well as gain knowledge and experience.


For more information please visit the NBAC website.


Entries close 31st August


Download the brochure here.


The Fire Service College
London Road
GL56 0RH

Register your interest

To register your interest please download an Application Form here. Once completed, email your application to the BA Challenge team.

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