Regional Fire Challenge 2011


Click here for scores (.pdf)


Thank you for participating in the 2011 Rural Firefighter Challenge. We endeavour to make these challenges better each year and to keeping them fresh. Therefore, we rely on your feedback - please take the time to fill in this short survey.


Media Stories:

Timaru Herald (.pdf)
Ashburton Guardian (.pdf)
The Press (.pdf)
The Marlborough Express - Firefighters Win Again
Scoop - 2011 Rural Firefighter Challenge
Christchurch Scoop - 2011 Rural Firefighter Challenge



Thank you to all of our 2011 sponsors:

  • GOLD
    Castle Hill Station
    City Care
    Garden City Helicopters
    Mt Hutt Helicopters
    Rural Fire Solutions/Pacific Helmets
    Tait Radio Communications
    Telford (Lincoln)
    Ashburton District Council
    Ashburton Trading Society
    Broken River Ski Club
    Christchurch City Council
    Chubb Fire and Safety Products
    Department of Conservation
    Discovery Jet
    FRSITO (EMQual)
    Rayonier Matariki Forests
    Selwyn District Council
    South Canterbury Rural Fire District
    Terrace Downs
    Tesa Electronics
    Waimakariri District Council
    BNT Automotive
    Bunnings Riccarton service desk
    Fast Talk Communications


This year's event will continue to follow a general Rogaine concept similar to last year. There will be groups of scored tasks for completion, a need to utilize ground support transport and a slightly different starting regime for the crews.


The challenge will be held at Castle Hill Village, North Canterbury (on the way to Arthurs Pass) over the three days 13-14-15 October 2011 with a maximum of 16 crews participating per day. Click here for Location Map


Due to length of the day's challenge, crews and IMT participants that have long distances to travel are encouraged to spend the night/s at Castle Hill Village. Bunk rooms will be available and there are camping sites at the location. Registration for accommodation will be available in August.


Lunches will be supplied for the day of participation with breakfast and dinner available if required on either side of a participation day. Registration for meal requirements will be available in August.

Vehicle Fuel:

For those traveling from afar, the last fuel stops will be Arthurs Pass (Challenge closing 6pm) if you are coming from the West Coast, or Springfield (Challenge closing 7pm) if you are coming from the East Coast. There is a Mobil fuel card station at Sheffield a bit before Springfield.


2011 Firefighter Challenge

Download 2011 Firefighter Challenge Poster (.pdf)

Challenge Entry Rules and Tasks & Instructions:

Please carefully read the information here to ensure you understand the Challenge rules, how to prepare for participation and to gain an idea of what task will be setup.

2011 Challenge Entry Rules (.pdf)
2011 Challenge Tasks and Instructions (.pdf)

Any enquiries regarding the 2011 Challenge to be directed to

Location Map:

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