This event uses an uncharged fire hose with a hoseline nozzle. The hoseline is marked at 8 feet (2.24 m) past the coupling at the nozzle to indicate the 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 simulate 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 event 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 as well as the following muscle groups: quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, calves, lower back stabilizers, biceps, deltoids, upper back, and muscles of the forearm and hand (grip).
For this event, you must grasp a hoseline nozzle attaches to a 200 feet (60 m) of 1 3/4″ hose. Candidate places hose over shoulder or across chest and drags the hose 75 feet to a prepositioned drum, makes a 90-degree turn and continues an additional 25 feet. Candidate stops within the marked box, drops to at least one knee and pulls the hoseline until the 50-foot mark is across the finish line.
If you fail to go around the drum, travel outside the marked path, take 2 steps out of the back of the box, commits a second infraction for not keeping at least one knee in contact with the ground inside the box, or commits a second infraction for knees being outside the marked boundary of the box.
Hose Drag Video