SAMFS PAT Info Guide

20 %
80 %
Information about SAMFS PAT Info Guide

Published on October 11, 2016

Author: BrentClayton3

Source: slideshare.net

1. SAMFS Physical Aptitude Tests Information Guide

2. The Shuttle Run Test

3. • a progressive shuttle run test designed to measure aerobic and cardiovascular fitness. The Shuttle Run Test • gives an estimate of maximum oxygen intake which indicates how effectively the body is utilizing oxygen

4. ✔ The candidate runs run along a 20- meter running track in time with a recorded series of beeps ✔starts at a slow pace with a required running speed initially quite slow ✔ arrival at the end should coincide with the single beep

5. ✔ A single beep signals the end of a shuttle. ✔ A triple beep signals the end of a level which means speed should be increased. ✔ The aim is to follow the increasing pace until the level of 9.6 is achieved.

6. ✔ one foot must be placed on or over the blue 20-meter line before returning to the other end ✔ never commence the next shuttle until the beep has sounded ✔otherwise a yellow card will be issued ✔ 4 yellow cards = FAIL

7. ✔ a red line is marked 2 meters before the 20-meter line ✔ this line must be reached before the beep sounds ✔otherwise a red card will be issued ✔ 2 succeeding red cards = FAIL

8. ✔ Practice with the beep test audio ✔ pace yourself so that your arrival coincides with the beep ✔ complete the 9.6 level for a successful outcome

9. Physical Aptitude Tests

10. ✔ designed to simulate the physical demands of the critical tasks performed by firefighters at emergency incidents ✔ consists of 11 consecutive events with no rest period in between The Physical Aptitude Tests

11. ✔ all 11 events must be successfully completed in 32 minutes or less ✔ Failure on any one event or a total test time exceeding 32 minutes will constitute a failure ✔ There will be no accumulation of warnings across any of the events. The Physical Aptitude Tests

12. ✔ all of the events will be performed in full personal protective equipment, including breathing apparatus ✔ candidates must provide your own socks, T-shirt, trousers or tracksuit pants to wear underneath ✔ All jewelry including watches must be removed The Physical Aptitude Tests

13. ✔ proceed steadily between test events, keeping in mind that there is an overall time limit of 32 minutes ✔ test supervisors will follow and not lead candidates to the next assessment The Physical Aptitude Tests

14. Test 1 HOSE HOLD

15. Hose Hold Test ✔ simulates the demands of holding a 64-millimeter hose line against water pressure ✔ designed to test physical strength, core stability, balance and coordination

16. Hose Hold Test ✔ Your rear leg should be placed against the largest white band. ✔ Your rear hand should be placed on the smaller white band. ✔ Your front hand should be placed on the white band marking the branch control lever.

17. Hose Hold Test ✔ For the first minute, you will be required to hold the hose at a pressure of 500 kilopascals and direct the water stream between 2 bollards.

18. Hose Hold Test ✔ After the 1st minute, the hose pressure will be increased to 700 kilopascals and you will be required to hold and control the hose for 2 minutes alternating between the 2 bollards.

19. Hose Hold Test ✔ If the water stream goes outside the bollard or the water stream isn't controlled as instructed or if the candidate steps outside the marked square, a warning will be given. ✔ 2 warnings = FAILURE

20. Test 2 TUNNEL CRAWL

21. Tunnel Crawl Test ✔ designed to simulate the critical demands of the task of searching for a fire victim in limited visibility in an unpredictable area ✔ personal protective clothing and a breathing apparatus set with a restricted vision mask are worn

22. Tunnel Crawl Test ✔ candidates will crawl on their hands and knees through a tunnel maze navigating around, over and under obstacles ✔ they will also locate and climb a short ladder and negotiate a down ramp

23. Tunnel Crawl Test ✔ taking off the breathing apparatus face mask = FAILURE ✔asking for any assistance = FAILURE

24. Test 3 CASUALTY RESCUE

25. Casualty Rescue Test ✔ designed to simulate the demands of the critical task of removing a casualty or an injured firefighter from a fire scene ✔ designed to test physical strength and to demonstrate the ability to negotiate obstructions in order to complete a task successfully

26. Casualty Rescue Test ✔ candidates will lift and drag a 75- kg dummy through a simulated fire scene for a distance of 20 meters ✔ candidates are required to placed their arms under the arms of dummy, dragging it backwards

27. Casualty Rescue Test ✔ dummy must be dragged across the marked finish line without resting the dummy on the ground ✔ resting or dropping the dummy on the ground = FAILURE

28. Test 4 CEILING BREACH AND PULLING

29. Ceiling Breach and Pulling Test ✔ designed to simulate the critical task of breaching and pulling down a ceiling to check for fire extension ✔ designed to test physical strength and demonstrate the ability to complete a task successfully

30. Ceiling Breach and Pulling Test ✔ candidates are required to remove the preventer from the white band on the frame and stand within the boundary established by the equipment frame

31. Ceiling Breach and Pulling Test ✔ Next, place the tip of the pole in the white recessed area of the hinged door of the ceiling

32. Ceiling Breach and Pulling Test ✔ Push up fully with a preventer on the hinged hatch a weight of 27 kilograms 3 times

33. Ceiling Breach and Pulling Test ✔ Then, hook the preventer on the white ceiling device and pull down the counterbalance lever of 36 kilograms 5 times.

34. Ceiling Breach and Pulling Test ✔ 3 push repetitions and 5 pull repetitions constitute 1 complete set ✔ 4 complete sets = SUCCESS

35. Ceiling Breach and Pulling Test ✔ Dropping the preventer twice = FAILURE ✔ placing either hand on the end of the handle to gain extra leverage = warning ✔ 2 warnings = FAILURE

36. Test 5 LADDER RAISE EXTENSION AND LOWERING

37. Ladder Raise Extension and Lower Test ✔ designed to simulate the demands of using an extension ladder at a fire scene and extending the ladder to a roof or a window ✔ designed to test physical strength, core stability, balance and coordination

38. Ladder Raise Extension and Lower Test ✔ candidates are required to raise a ladder from the ground to a vertical position ✔ hand over hand method should be used to walk the ladder up until it rests against the building

39. Ladder Raise Extension and Lower Test ✔ The ladder should be raised in a smooth continuous manner ✔ missing any rung during the raise = warning ✔ 2 warnings or dropping the ladder = FAILURE

40. Ladder Raise Extension and Lower Test ✔ candidates are required to extend the sliding section by pulling on the rope hand over hand until it hits the stop ✔ then lower the sliding section hand over hand returning it to its original position

41. Ladder Raise Extension and Lower Test ✔ candidates are required to lower the ladder previously raised ✔ missing a rung = warning ✔ 2 warnings or dropping the ladder = FAILURE

42. Ladder Raise Extension and Lower Test ✔ letting the rope slip = FAILURE ✔ then lower the sliding section hand over hand returning it to its original position

43. Test 6 TOWER CLIMB AND DESCENT

44. Tower Climb and Descent Test ✔ designed to simulate the demands of the critical task of climbing a multi-story stairway while carrying essential firefighting equipment ✔ designed to test endurance, physical strength, the ability to undertake a task and vertigo

45. Tower Climb and Descent Test ✔ candidates are required to climb 2 levels of stairs prior to the container haul test and the forced entry test, and then climb an additional 5 levels ✔ a 13.5-kilogram high-rise pack containing firefighting equipment will be carried during the climb

46. Tower Climb and Descent Test ✔ climbing the stairs must be done one step at a time ✔ placing the high-rise pack on the ground = warning ✔ 2 warnings = FAILURE

47. Tower Climb and Descent Test ✔ Upon reaching the top floor, candidates are required to remove a coupling from the high-rise pack and connect the coupling to the hydrant riser ✔ then move to the edge of the tower and identify the 4 symbols as they appear at ground level

48. Tower Climb and Descent Test ✔ not identifying any one of the symbols = FAILURE ✔ candidates are then required to return to the hydrant riser, disconnect the coupling, place it back in the high-rise pack and then descend the stairs

49. Test 7 CONTAINER HAUL

50. Container Haul Test ✔ designed to simulate the demands of the critical task of using a rope line to lift essential firefighting equipment for a multi-story fire scene

51. Container Haul Test ✔ candidates must lift a 20-liter container from the ground level to the second floor landing without standing on the ledge with both feet

52. Container Haul Test ✔ not using a hand over hand method, not keeping one foot firmly on the landing, or placing both feet on the ledge = warning ✔ 2 warnings or dropping the container= FAILURE

53. Test 8 FORCED ENTRY

54. Forced Entry Test ✔ designed to simulate the demands of the critical task of using force to open a locked door

55. Forced Entry Test ✔ candidates will use a 4.5-kilogram sledgehammer to strike the measuring device in the target area until the buzzer is activated

56. Forced Entry Test ✔ losing control and releasing the sledgehammer = FAILURE

57. Test 9 HIGH-PRESSURE HOSE LINE DRAG

58. Hose Line Drag Test ✔ designed to simulate the demands of the critical task of advancing a high pressure hose line from the appliance to the scene of a fire

59. Hose Line Drag Test ✔ candidates are required to drag the high pressure line by the branch handle for a distance of 20 meters around obstacles which will include a 90-degree turn around a drum

60. Hose Line Drag Test ✔ failing to go around the drum or going outside the marked line = warning ✔ 2 warnings = FAILURE

61. Test 10 EQUIPMENT CARRY

62. Equipment Carry Test ✔ designed to simulate the demands of the critical task of removing firefighting equipment from an appliance and carrying it to an incident

63. Equipment Carry Test ✔ candidates are to remove 3 pieces of equipment one item at a time from the appliance lockers, then carry that item along a marked route for a distance of 20 meters

64. Equipment Carry Test ✔ stopping or going outside the line = warning ✔ 2 warnings or dropping the equipment = FAILURE

65. Test 11 ENCAPSULATED SUIT

66. Encapsulated Suit Test ✔ designed to simulate the demands of the critical task of wearing breathing apparatus and an encapsulated suit at hazardous material incidents

67. Encapsulated Suit Test ✔ candidates are required to remain in an encapsulated suit for 5 minutes at 36 degrees room temperature

68. Encapsulated Suit Test ✔ candidates are required to stand in the suit for an initial 2-minute period ✔ after which, they are to move 12 drums from one wall to the opposite wall in a 3-minute period

69. Encapsulated Suit Test ✔ after which, they are to move 12 drums from one wall to the opposite wall in a 3-minute period ✔ not finishing on time or dropping a drum = FAILURE

70. wwwwww.firerecruitmentaustralia.com.au

Add a comment