2. Continuous Agility
All tasks must be accomplished in four minutes. You will be wearing a 40-pound weighted vest. Each task must be completed fully, or the testing process will end. The time starts when you cross the starting line of the first task.
- Carry 50’ of 3” hose up three floors to the roof of the tower
- Place the section of hose and nozzle down (without dropping), preventing damage to the hose
- Perform the hose hoist (See below)
- Pick up the hose and proceed back down to the ground level
- Place the section of hose and nozzle down (without dropping), preventing damage
This measures your ability to bring equipment up to a fire burning above ground level.
While on the roof of the tower following the hose carry up:
- Hoist a single roll (50’) of 3" hose roll to the top of the tower
- Raise the rope and hose, using the hand-over-hand method
- Lift the hose roll onto the deck
- Lower the hose from the top to the ground level, using the hand-over-hand method
You will be disqualified if you use the railing as a fulcrum or if you use the rail to drag the rope across during the ascent or descent of the hose. You can also be disqualified if the rope is allowed to slip through your fingers.
This will demonstrate ability to hoist equipment to the roof of a structure while performing fire operations.
- At our chopping simulator, the Keiser Force Machine, use a 10-pound, molded plastic sledgehammer to drive a 160-pound steel beam a horizontal distance of 4'.
Pushing or raking the beam is not allowed and will result in disqualification.
This will demonstrate ability to use a sledgehammer in a simulated force entry.
- Go to a 24’ extension ladder mounted to the side of the tower
- Grasp the halyard
- Pull the ladder to its full extension
- Lower it to the ground without losing control of the fly section
This tests your ability to extend a standard fire service ladder to access upper levels of a building.
Hose Drag / Nozzle Spray
with a nozzle tip pressure of 75 psi (150 gpm):
- Pull 50' of a 200' charged 1 3/4" hose
- Cross the 50’ mark
- Open the nozzle fully without losing control of the line
- Knock over a target
- Close the nozzle and set the hose and nozzle down (without dropping), to prevent damage
This tests your ability to pull a fire service hose line into position and to handle the operational pressures of a fire service hand line.
- Drag Fire Department dummy that weights approximtely 180 pounds 50 feet.
The dummy will be in (NFPA 1971 Rev 2007) approved bunker gear which has a pull harness underneath the collar, which can be utilized to move the dummy.
This tests your ability to rescue a victim from a dangerous environment. There will be a five-minute rest period between this and the next phase of the physical agility.