Firefighting Task 7: High Pressure Hose Advance and Pull
Candidates must complete this task within 70 seconds. The time starts as soon as the candidate grabs the branch.
They must place the hose under their preferred arm, hold the branch ‘pistol grip’ style in front of their chest with the hose under their arm then strive forward to the bollard 20m away.
Once the candidate reaches the bollard they are to place the branch on the ground and walk back 10m, pick up the hose and strive forward again to the bollard, place the hose on the ground, pick up the branch, turn 45 degrees and proceed a further 10m to a designated box marked on the ground.
The candidate is to stop in the designated box, turn around, and pull in a further 10m of hose without stepping out of this area.
Candidates will be given a warning if they:
- Candidate does not drag the hose as directed
- The branch is dropped
- Steps out of the designated box when pulling in the hose
- Uses incorrect technique to either pull the hose or hold the branch
Candidates will be deemed to have failed if they:
- Cannot complete this task within 70 seconds
- Receive a second warning