Firefighting Task 9:
50mm Hose Advance

50mm Hose Advance

Candidates are required to pick up the fully charged hose as follows: one hand is placed on the taskforce tip (nozzle) and the other is on the pistol grip with the hose tucked under the arm. 

They are then instructed to advance 5 metres into a designated boxed area. Candidates will lean forward and slowly open the branch and follow instructions on where to direct the hose for the next two (2) minutes.

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.




Bench Press
Deadball Shoulder Carry

SA KB Hang Split Squat
Band Rotation
Iso Split Squat + Pallof Press
Band Advance & Hold
Band Tricep Extension

Push Ups
Russian Twists
Handstand Walks
Handstand Wall Walks

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

  • Barbell Step Up
  • SA KB Walking Lunge
  • 3 Position KB Carry
  • Bulgarian Split Squat