DO AC Fire on the Water Festival
May 17-18, Atlantic City, NJ
A Free 2-Day Festival Featuring a Stop on the Firefighter Combat Challenge National Tour
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (April 29, 2014) Market City Solutions LLC, The Atlantic City Alliance and The City of Atlantic City announced a new, free, two-day festival to kick off summer, The DO AC Fire on the Water Festival. The 2-day waterfront event will feature The Firefighter Combat Challenge World Tour and the 7th annual “Guns vs. Hoses”, Firefighters vs. Police, boxing tournament. The festival will have crafters, food vendors, beer gardens, live music, a kid’s Firefighter Challenge, kid’s activities and much more. “Fire on the Water” will take place Saturday, May 17th and Sunday May 18th from 10AM – 7 PM at Historic Gardner’s Basin Waterfront Park, located at 800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Parking will be available free of charge on-site adjacent to the festival grounds. Additional parking will be available just a few blocks away on the 700 block of Atlantic Ave between New Jersey Ave. and Delaware Ave. Free shuttle service will be provided by the Atlantic City Jitney Association.
The Firefighter Combat challenge is known as the toughest 2 minutes in sports. It annually attracts hundreds of U.S. and Canadian municipal fire departments at more than 25 locations and is now expanding to countries around the world. The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and to demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing the 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. "victim" as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock.