Event 3: Hose Drag
This event uses an uncharged fire hose with a hoseline nozzle. The hoseline is marked at eight feet (2.24 m) past the coupling to indicate a maximum amount of hose you are permitted to drape across your shoulder or chest. The hoseline is also marked at 50 feet (15.24 m) past the coupling at the nozzle to indicate the amount of hoseline that you must pull into a marked boundary box before completing the test.Purpose of Evaluation
This event is designed to stimulate the critical tasks of dragging an uncharged hoseline from the fire apparatus to the fire occupancy and pulling an uncharged hoseline around obstacles while remaining stationary. This even challenges your aerobic capacity, lower body muscular strength and endurance, upper back muscular strength and endurance, grip strength and endurance, and anaerobic endurance.
This event affects your aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, calves, lower back stabilizers, biceps, deltoids, upper back, and muscles of the forearm and hand (grip).Event
For this event, you must grasp a hoseline nozzle attached to 200 feet (60m) of 1 3/4" (44 m) hose. Place the hoseline over your shoulder or across your chest, not exceeding the eight foot (2.24 m) mark.
Drag the hose 50 feet to a pre-positioned drum, make a 90 degree turn around the drum, and continue an additional 50 feet. Stop within the marked four foot by seven foot box (1.52 m by 2.13 m) drop to at least one knee and pull the hoseline until the hoseline's 50 foot (15.24 m) mark crosses the finish line. During the hose pull, you must keep at least one knee in contact with the ground and your knees must remain within the marked boundary lines. That concludes this event.Failures
During the hose drag, if you fail to go around the drum or go outside the marked path (cones), the test time is concluded and you fail the test. During the hose pull, you are warned if at least one knee is not kept in contact with the ground.
The second infraction constitutes a failure, the test time is concluded, and you fail the test. During the hose pull, you are warned if your knees go outside the marked boundary line. The second infraction constitutes a failure, the test time is concluded and you fail the test.