Description of stations

Breathing Apparatus will be worn for all stations. It will be worn complete with facemask and the competitor under air for Station 1, the facemask will be removed and the air cylinder will remain closed at Stations 2, 3 and 4. The competition consists of the four disciplines listed below, each discipline being timed separately for each competitor. The total time will consist of the accumulated times for each of the four stations. Competitors Dress: Fire Helmet, Fire Tunic, Duty Rig Trousers (general work wear), Boots and Firefighting Gloves. (Spikes, studs or other additions are not allowed to be attached to the boots.) Equipment: Breathing Apparatus (supplied by the organisers)

Station 1:

Dress: Helmet, Fire Tunic, Breathing Apparatus Set (donned and under air), Duty Rig Trousers, Leather Gloves. Run 10m to fire appliance, then couple (2) lengths of hose to pump delivery outlets. Pick up branches and extend the two lines of hose to their full extension and over the finish line. (Each line of hose consists of 4 x 20 m lengths of German standard delivery hose.) Put down branches. Advance to two further lines of run out hose. Roll up the 2 x 20m lengths of hose and place in the designated area. Run 10m to the finish.

Station 2:

Dress: Helmet, Breathing Apparatus, Fire Tunic, Duty Rig Trousers, Leather Gloves Run 10m from start line to hammer at the Keiser Force Machine, pick up hammer and hit the block to the finish line. Put down hammer then run 20m and pick up designated container. Run 10m to tunnel and go through it, then run around marker cone 10m away and come back. Run 10m back through tunnel and return container to its original position 10m away. Run towards the start of dummy (80 Kg) drag/carry. Drag or carry the drill dummy 30/40m to the marker cone, go around the marker cone and place back in its original position. Run to the wall (3m) slip off breathing apparatus and climb over the top, there is a rope provided if needed. Drop from top of wall onto the crash matt

Station 3:

Dress: Helmet, Breathing Apparatus, Fire Tunic, Duty Rig Trousers, Leather Gloves Run 10m and carry a ladder to a designated area and pitch it. Repeat this exercise with the second ladder. Run to the marker/cone pick up the 2 foam containers and climb the tower, using the stairs until you reach the top. Place the foam containers in the designed area. Using the rope, haul up the two hoses and place them on to the landing. Pick up the foam containers and using the stairs, descend to the ground and place down the containers in the designed area. Run 10m to the ground monitor and attach the branch. Run 10m and cross the finish line.

Station 4:

Dress: Helmet, Breathing Apparatus, Fire Tunic, Duty Rig Trousers, Leather Gloves The last stop is the 16 floors of the Elizabeth Hospital to run high.

General Regulations / error list

Toughest Firefighter Alive Regulations

  • All participants should report at least one hour before their individual start time at the registration office.
  • Clothing: Firefighting jacket, Duty rig trousers, Firefighting helmet. The breathing apparatus set will be supplied by the organiser.
  • Station 1: The two hoses have to pulled up to the markings (around 80 m). If the competitor is not able to pull both hoses together, it is allowed to pull them one after another. The additional hoses will then be made up, each in a single roll. It is for the umpire to decide if the make up was done properly. The hoses will then be laid down at a marked point (it is for the competitor to decide if both are put down to-gether or one after another).
  • Station 2: The participant has to hit the block on the Keiser Force machine with both feet on the plat-forms either side of the block. When proceeding through the tunnel, it is not allowed to throw the con-tainer through the tunnel, the competitor must keep contact with it. The 80 kg Dummy will be carried or dragged over a distance of 60-80 m. Afterwards there is a 3,0 m wall to climb. The time will be stopped after jumping from the wall into the mat.
  • Station 3: Carry two ladders (one by one) to a designated area and pitch the ladders in this area, then carry two weights of 15 kg each up the staircase to the second floor. Using the rope provided, haul up the two hoses (75 mm in diameter) which are tied to the end of the rope. They have to be pulled over the balustrade and put down on the floor. Carry the two 15 kg weights back down the staircase. Then screw a nozzle-tip on a monitor. Time will be taken once the competitor goes over the finishing line.
  • Station 4: Climbing up a staircase of 65 m. The competitor is issued a breathing apparatus at the start of station 1, the competitor must ensure that their breathing apparatus is carried by themselves to the next station.
  • If the competitor misses a station he will get a time of four minutes for that station plus a penalty of four additional minutes (Eight minutes in total) for that station. The competitor is allowed to continue.
  • If a competitor arrives late for their start at a station, the time recorded for that station is from their origi-nal designated start time, plus their actual recorded time.
    Males must complete each station in less than four minutes, females must complete each station in less than five minutes. If these times are exceeded the umpire will stop the competitor and time recorded on the score sheet will be a time of four minutes plus four minutes penalty time. The competitor is allowed to continue.
    If a competitor does not complete any of the stations the time recorded on the score sheet will be four minutes plus four penalty minutes taken. The competitor is allowed to continue.
  • If any station is not completed correctly, it is handled in the same manner as in numbers 10 and 11.
  • Every competitor will have an attendant who will accompany them for the duration of the competition, they will endeavour to ensure compliance with start times, if the competitor does not attend their start point at the relevant times, the attendant is not responsible as it is the competitors responsibility to there on time. Each station starts 15 minutes after the previous one which should in theory give around 10 minutes recovery time between stations.
  • A competitor who has completed all stations correctly and within the relevant time limits will have an advantage in the final count.
  • The competitor with the shortest accumulated time for all four stations will win the competition.

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