Hose Drag

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This event is designed to simulate the critical tasks of dragging an uncharged hose line from a fire apparatus to a structure and pulling an uncharged hose line around obstacles while remaining stationary.

This event challenges aerobic capacity, lower body muscular strength and endurance, upper back muscular strength and endurance, grip strength and endurance, and anaerobic endurance.

The Test

  • A hose line nozzle attached to 200 feet of hose is grasped and placed over the shoulder or across the chest up to eight feet
  • While walking or running, the participant drags the hose 75 feet to a pre-positioned drum, makes a 90° turn, and continues an additional 25 feet
  • After stopping within the marked box, the candidate drops to at least one knee and pulls the hose line until the 50-foot mark crosses the finish line

  • During the hose drag, failure results if the participant does not go around the drum or goes outside of the marked path
  • During the hose pull, a warning is given if at least one knee is not kept in contact with the ground or if the knees go outside the marked boundary line; a second warning constitutes failure

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