The event comes on the heels of National Fire Prevention Week.
Bradley County Fire Rescue firefighters are visiting local schools teaching children fire prevention, as well as what to do in case fire does strike their home.
This is also the week the National Firefighters Memorial observance honors firefighters who died in the line of duty.
Flags at local firehouses are flying at half-staff this week.
The 29th annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Sunday honored two Tennessee firefighters who have died in the line of duty in previous years. Forestry Aide 2 Mansel L. Hopper was 74 when he died in 2007, clearing a fire trail as a preventative measure. Cpl. Robert M. Weber, 23, of the U.S. Marine Corps, died while on duty in August 2004.
Participating in this year’s TUFF Challenge were Lt. Eddy Grider, firefighters C.J. Davis, Joey Brown, Thomas Childs, Marcus Burger, David Simms, Jarrod Hamm, Ronnie Goss, Lt. Johnny Stokes, engineers Tommy Suits and James Smith.
Team Grider placed second in the Volunteer Team Division while Ronnie Goss placed third in the Volunteer Individual Division.
The Tennessee Ultimate Firefighter Challenge is a “combat-style competition that draws firefighters from all over the state,” according to the Fire Engineering website.