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The Fire Service Sports and Athletics Association (FSSAA)

They encourage all forms of sport and athletics, both indoor and outdoor, for the benefit of serving and retired members of the Fire & Rescue Service of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. It also promotes, organises, and does all things necessary to provide, establish and support competitions, championships and events of a like nature.

The FSSAA oversees a wide spectrum of different sporting activities from angling to walking and mountaineering and for the first time these different activities (or 'Sections') - 17 in total are brought together in one easily accessible location; informing the viewer of new or up and coming events taking place at a local, national and international level.

This site will provide details of how to enter the events, what the results were or how to contact the key organisers if you have any queries. In many ways the site is actually your site - the past and present members of the British Fire and Rescue Service, for if you have taken part in an event or intend to organise one, contact the Section Secretaries with any comments, details, reviews or pictures and they can be 'uploaded' for all to share.

It is within your power to be a part of the evolution of this website and we all look forward to your active participation.

Phone: 08452690129

The Fire Service Three Peaks Challenge

A mountain endurance challenge in which participants attempt to climb the highest peaks of each of Great Britain's three countries. There is no formal governing body of the National Three Peaks Challenge. Each year many independent teams take on the challenge.

There are also a large number of organised attempts made at the challenge with the aim of fundraising for charity. The Firefighters Charity organises one of the largest of these events, carried out over two consecutive weekends in June. Firefighters from Swindon and Wiltshire form a large part of the support team, both on the hill and at the start and finish points. They provide not only verification of times, but more importantly, safety and support to the participants.

After completing the second climb, each team must then drive to Wales and climb Snowdon where the three peaks challenge finishes. The aim is to complete the three climbs and all driving within 24 hours. Once completed, each team will have walked over 20 miles, ascended more than 10,000 feet and driven over 500 miles.

There are many awards for completing the challenge including the fastest team, fastest mixed team, first youth team and of course, the wooden spoon! Everyone receives a certificate for entering and a colored ribbon depending on how good your finishing time is:

  • Bronze for sub 24 hour
  • Silver for sub 22 hour
  • Gold for sub 20 hour
  • Platinum for sub 17.5 hour

This challenge is not for the faint hearted!

Fire Service Three Peaks Challenge
Ludo Macaulay
Salisbury Fire Station
Ashley Road Salisbury

Phone: +44 (0) 1722 332211
Fax : +44 (0) 1722 504503

More Burn Support Groups can be accessed from the International Multilingual Burn Support Groups/Burn Camps database.

Registered Charity Number: 1052284