Firefighter Competitions

The MSVFA strives to create and environment where professionalism abounds. Having good old fashion competition between members is a great way to practice every day skills and have some fun with family and friends.

One of the duties of the Education and Competitions Committee is to coordinate competition events for the Association with the conference committee. The competition events are primarily individual and/or team events.

The vents include all normally firefighting skills that we all perform at most incidents.

Each region will hold competitions events and the winners from each region will advanceto the state competition event the following summer. So you can see there is plenty of time to practice and perfect your skills.

The first purpose of this type of drill is to enrich team spirit and refine team work at a company level. Each company officer will meet with the personnel assigned to their company, and plan how to utilize their companies resources (personnel) to it's fullest advantage.

The second purpose of this skills training session is to allow you as an individual to polish some skills, which we use in our everyday emergency responses while making training enjoyable.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

This will be a chance for your company to stand out above the rest as well as you, an individual, can also be rewarded for your personal skills.

There will be trophies awarded to the company with the highest overall score. There will be three company trophies which will stay at the stations trophy case.

The individual trophies will be awarded to individuals who score the highest on the "individual firefighter" events so listed on the events schedule. The individual will be able to take his or her trophy home.

Safety Objectives

  • Display an attitude of general awareness to safety
  • Demonstrate proper lifting methods
  • Display a willingness to use protective equipment
  • Demonstratel proper tactical techniques

Events

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

  1. 1 1/2" Hose Roll Throw Evolution
  2. 1 1/2" Hose Roll Evolution
  3. Sprinkler Head Stop Evolution
  4. Donning Personal Protective Equipment Evolution
  5. SCBA Expended Cylinder Change

COMPANY (TEAM) EVENTS

  1. Four Person Roof Operations Tearn
  2. Three Person Lengthening a Hose Evolution
  3. Six Person Multiple Hose Line Evolution
  4. Five Person Burst Length of Hose Evolution
  5. Two Person CPR On An Adult Victim
  6. Three Person Forcible Entry Evolution
  7. Four Person Deluge Nozzle Evolution
  8. Four Firefighter C02 Extinguisher Attack On A Class "B" Fire
  9. Water Ball
  10. Bucket Brigade

MOTORIZED (TEAM) EVENTS

BIG 8 DRILL COMPETITIONS EVENTS

3 Man Ladder - Three firefighters start at 50, 75, and 100 feet from arch. Firefighters must simultaneously climb a 25 ft. ladder (secured to the arch). First two firefighters must touch top rung, last man must grasp and hold top rung. (Video Clip)

B Ladder - One driver, three ladder firefighters and one climber, using a class B fire vehicle equipped with a 25 ft. speed ladder, start 150 feet from arch. Vehicle and personnel race to arch. Vehicle stops at the arch. Ladder firefighters and climber must get off and raise ladder to arch. Climber then scales ladder. Climber must grasp and hold top rung.(Video Clip)

C Ladder - One driver, three ladder firefighters and one climber, using a class C fire vehicle equipped with a 25 ft. speed ladder, start 475 feet from arch. Vehicle and personnel race to arch. Vehicle stops at the arch. Ladder firefighters and climber must get off and raise ladder to arch. Climber then scales ladder. Climber must grasp and hold top rung.(Video Clip)

C Hose - One driver, one hydrant person, one nozzle operator, one break person and one slack person, using a class C fire vehicle equipped with 200 ft. of hose, (150 ft. usable and 50 ft. unusable) start 475 feet from hydrant. Vehicle and personnel will race down track, stop at hydrant to let hydrant person and slack person off. Hydrant personwill connect hose to hydrant. Vehicle and remaining personnel will continue down track to target where they will stop. Nozzle operator and break person will get off. Break person will then break connection between the usable and unusable hose length's. Nozzle operator will then attach a nozzle to the usable length's and trip the target with water.(Video Clip)

B Hose - One driver, one hydrant person, one nozzle operator, one break person and one slack person, using a class B fire vehicle equipped with 200 ft. of hose, (150 ft. usable and 50 ft. unusable) start 475 feet from hydrant. Vehicle and personnel will race down track, stop at hydrant to let hydrant person and slack person off. Hydrant personwill connect hose to hydrant. Vehicle and remaining personnel will continue down track to target where they will stop. Nozzle operator and break person will get off. Break person will then break connection between the usable and unusable hose length's. Nozzle operator will then attach a nozzle to the usable length's and trip the target with water. (Video Clip)

Efficiency - Eight firefighters (with three 50 ft. lengths of hose) will start 50 feet from hydrant. At start signal firefighters must connect hose together, connect a nozzle and connect to hydrant, run down track and pass water through hose to trip a targe.(Video Clip)

Motor Pump - Eleven firefighters and class B fire vehicle will start 75 feet from hydrant.Firefighters may not get off vehicle until it crosses the 25 ft. line from hydrant. At thistime the vehicle will stop at hydrant and firefighters will jump off. Hydrant person willconnect inlet line to hydrant and another firefighter will connect one end of hose topump outlet on vehicle. Water will pass from hydrant through pump on vehicle to hoseconnected to outlet. Nozzle operator will then trip the target with water. (Video Clip)

Buckets - Eleven firefighters and class B fire vehicle will start 75 feet from hydrant.Firefighters may not get off vehicle until it crosses the 25 ft. line from hydrant. At thistime the vehicle will stop at hydrant and firefighters will jump off. Hydrant person willconnect inlet line to hydrant and another firefighter will connect one end of hose topump outlet on vehicle. Water will pass from hydrant through pump on vehicle to hoseconnected to outlet. Nozzle operator will then trip the target with water. (Video Clip)