The British Firefighter Challenge is an annual sporting event which pushes firefighters to their limits, provides a day of entertainment for spectators, and raises funds for the Firefighters Charity.

PHD were contacted by senior Firefighter, Mike Joseph, to help transport and erect a 12m high, 12-ton tower structure they brought for the event. The tower looked very similar to a layher staircase however was not constructed like scaffolding.

PHD offered their help with a HIAB and labourers to help transport the goods from Cambridge to Watford and then to Rickmansworth Fire Station, plus helping the firefighters build and dismantle the structure.

PHD kindly offered our assistance free of charge as the challenge was for a very worthy cause; our local firefighters and their injured colleagues.

The Firefighter Challenge involves eight individual tasks including ascending the Crofton Stairs, Harken Haul Aloft, descending the Crofton Stairs, Corhaven Force, Angus Fire House Drag, Angus Fire Hose Make-up, Container Carry and the Ruth Lee Casualty Rescue. This year’s competition was bigger than ever, with 250 competitors from 16 countries. Find out more.

PHD would like to thank all our fantastic teams involved in the seamless turnover for this job, especially our Logistics Team, who were the guys on site making sure everything ran smoothly and on time, and Liam Derham, Transport Manager, for taking the responsibility of coordinating this event on behalf of PHD.

“I would like to thank you PHD wholly and sincerely for your total support over the last few weeks. Without your help, our challenge may have proved to be a bridge too far. Our Tower was a new addition to the competition and was a big learning lesson for us. Your team worked tirelessly and went well above and beyond their working parameters to ensure we met our goal, The British Firefighter Challenge.” (Mike Joseph)