Firefighting Task 8:
Equipment Lift and Carry

Equipment Lift and Carry

Candidates advance to a designated area and remove 2 pieces of equipment (the hazmat bag and rope bag) off the Pumper shelf as directed. 

They are then required to carry these items in each hand as they complete a 20m carry, returning the equipment to the original positions on the Pumper.

In the below table, the exercises have been split into three columns. One for exercises that can be done at a gym, one for exercises that can be done with minimal equipment and one for bodyweight exercises.




Trap Bar Deadlift
Trap Bar Farmers Carry

DB/KB Farmers Walk
KB Deadlift
DB Shoulder Press

Shopping Bag Walk
Side Plank
Yoga Push Up

You can click on the link below to see a video demonstrating some of the exercises from the table. If you are unsure of some exercises, we encourage you to research the movements prior to trying them out to ensure you use proper technique.

Exercise demonstrations

  • Deadlift
  • Trap Bar Deadlift
  • KB Farmers Walk
  • Side Plank