HAIX partners with Team GB as official footwear sponsor for 2019 challenge
Leading worldwide functional footwear specialist HAIX has announced its sponsorship of Team GB at the British Firefighter challenge, an event that pushes firefighters to their limits while raising funds for the Fire Fighters Charity. As the official footwear sponsor of Team GB, HAIX demonstrates its commitment to providing functional and protective footwear to fire service professionals ahead of the highly anticipated competition.
The British Firefighter Challenge is an annual sporting event where firefighters from around the world come together to compete in a series of gruelling strength and endurance challenges, including a tower stair ascent and decent in full PPE gear, a team relay race, and a casualty rescue of a 70 Kg dummy. Over 250 fire service professionals from 16 countries are expected to compete in this year’s challenge, with previous attendees representing countries including Germany, India, and the Czech Republic. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue, who placed 1st in last year’s UK Fire Service category, will be hosting this year’s event in Watford, England from 27th – 28th July 2019
Sales manager for HAIX UK, Simon Ash, explains; “At HAIX we want to play an important role in supporting the firefighter community and assisting Team GB in their training and on the competition day. Last year, this event raised just over £5,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity, aiding the continued support of the mental, physical and social health of serving and former fire service professionals. We want to help where we can, supporting Team GB, and acting as the official footwear sponsor.
This commitment to quality has been well received by Team GB, as event organiser John Gregory explains; “Team GB love their HAIX Fire Eagle boots. The lightweight boots have been the ideal solution in keeping Team GB both comfortable and agile during training ahead of the competition”.
As well as providing Team GB with footwear and branded t-shirts, HAIX will also be providing a brand tent to see competitors across the finish line, as well as offering a range of products available for sale at the BFC tent throughout the weekend.
For more information about HAIX’s range of EMS boots visit, www.haix.co.uk/ems/
For more information on the British Firefighter Challenge, visit, www.britishfirefighterchallenge.co.uk