Equipment Carry

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Overview
This event uses two saws and a tool cabinet replicating a storage cabinet on a fire truck. It simulates the critical tasks of removing power tools from a fire apparatus, carrying them to the emergency scene, and returning the equipment to the fire apparatus.

This event challenges aerobic capacity, upper body muscular strength and endurance, lower body muscular endurance, grip endurance, and balance.

The Test
  • The candidate must remove the two saws from the tool cabinet, one at a time, and place them on the ground
  • Then he/she picks up both saws (one in each hand) and carries them while walking 75 feet around a drum, then back to the starting point
  • Placing the saws on the ground to adjust a grip is permitted
  • Upon return to the tool cabinet, the saws are placed on the ground, then picked up one at a time, and replaced in the cabinet.

Failure
  • Dropping either saw on the ground during the carry will result in immediate failure
  • A warning will be given for running; a second warning constitute a failure