WYOMING STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION DRILL

EVOLUTIONS CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS.

UPDATED JUNE, 2016 WSFA CONVENTION

REVISED JUNE, 2016 Riverton

 

The following are instructions for Drill Evolutions...

changes, updates and clarifications are found in the Contest Rules or Basis of Penalty Scoring.

 

STRAIGHT-AWAY CONTEST

This contest is written only for instruction for later contest...(NOT TO BE RUN).

Speed of the truck not to exceed 15 miles per hour upon crossing the starting line, at which a signal to start will be given.

Plugman will drop off the rear step carrying female connection of hose line and wrench and proceed to the fire hydrant. Hose is

to be placed securely around hydrant so that it will not be jerked away or fouled. There shall be a clamp placed ten (10) feet

back of the male coupling on the second section of hose. Clamp is not to be removed from the truck until the command to stop

is given. (rev 6-2011) No connections are to be broken or made until command to stop is given.(rev 6-2011) No equipment is to

be removed from the truck or touched by any team member, other than the plugman, until the command to stop is given. (rev 6-

2011)

It shall be the duty of the officer in charge of the evolution to instruct the driver of the engine as to speed, distance of passing the

plug and direction of engine after passing the plug. In no case shall the speed of the engine exceed 15 miles per hour. Upon

command of STOP by the officer, the driver shall bring the engine to an immediate stop. A 2 ½ inch nozzle will be attached to

the male end of the third section of hose coupling and slack hose of the fourth section of hose must be place in the same

manner, without unloading hose en-route to hydrant. All team members upon completion of their duties shall proceed to assist

the nozzleman straightening kinks en-route.

THE RULES FOR THE STRAIGHT AWAY CONTEST ARE GIVEN FOR PURPOSE OF REFERENCE ONLY...AS IT IS THE

BASIC PROCEDURE FOR ALL OF THE OTHER EVOLUTIONS.

A backup person may be used as and anchor man on the nozzle only. This person can only be used to

backup the nozzleman and may not touch the hose or nozzle to help with the direction of the hose stream.

(rev2011)

THE SIGNAL STOP BY THE OFFICER IS SUFFICIENT...THE TRUCK NEED NOT BE COMPLETELY OUT OF MOTION.

 

WET TEST CONTEST

 

A straight-away hose layout will be adhering to all the rules of the Straight-away contest. Upon stopping the engine at the

desired spot at the base of the raised ladder, sufficient hose to complete the evolution will be removed from the hose bed, and

the 2 ½ inch nozzle will be place on the male coupling of the third section of hose. The fourth section shall be replaced in the

hose bed in such a manner as to allow the engine to proceed, if ordered, without unloading the hose enroute. Spanner belt shall

be place in position behind nozzleman and strapman will assist nozzleman in carrying hose up the ladder. Nozzleman must

carry nozzle as defined by the following, “Proper Carry” is defined as; a hose to the front, nozzle to the rear. (Rev-6- 08

Afton)

(Addition to the definition in 2012) prior to coming in contact with the tenth (10th) rung of the ladder, if after the initial

placement is done properly no penalty shall be assessed. (Rev-06- 16-2012 Wheatland).

 

When strapman reaches proper height, spanner hook will be anchored over rung signal from nozzleman or when nozzleman has

nozzle in proper position over the top rung of the ladder. The nozzleman must remain on the ladder. Officer in charge of

evolution will be responsible for instructions of the driver and giving of orders and signals. No penalty for failure to give orders or

signals. Evolution will not be considered complete unless nozzle is in proper position over top rung of ladder.

 

REPLACEMENT CONTEST

A straight-away hose layout will be made adhering to all the rules of the straight-away contest.

Upon completion of the straight-away hose layout, the command to replace may be given by the officer in charge of the

evolution. The clamp man will proceed toward the hydrant and place the clamp 10 or more feet behind the first coupling and

clamp off the water. At the command of the replacement the fourth section of hose may be removed from the engine and

brought back to replace the second section of hose. The coupling and slack hose of the fifth section must be replaced back in

the hose bed of the engine so that a second line could be laid, if ordered. Upon replacing the section with the fourth section and

having all connections made up tightly, the clamp man may remove the clamp and recharge the line with water.

 

DOUBLE MALE-DOUBLE FEMALE CONTEST

A straight-away hose layout will be made adhering to all the rules of the straight-away contest.

Upon completion of the straight-away hose layout, the officer in charge of the evolution may give the order for the second line to

be laid. A 2 ½ inch nozzle will be placed on the female connection of the fourth section of hose by use of a double male

connection. The engine will proceed back to the hydrant laying the second line. The male connection of the sixth section of

hose will be connected to the second outlet nipple of the hydrant by use of a double female connection. Plugman will again open

the hydrant until both lines are fully charged and plug if is fully open. No connections are to be broken or made up while the

engine is in motion, except 2 nd nozzleman on double male double female contest and only after the gun or horn has sounded,

signaling the commencement of laying of second line.

 

WYE CONTEST

 

A straight-away hose layout will be made adhering to all the rules of the Straight-away Contest. With the exception that the

clamp,(rev2011) must initially be properly placed on or within the clamp marks on the hose with the shoe of the clamp facing the

ground. The connection between the second and third sections of hose is broken and a 2 ½ inch Wye is inserted and the fourth

section of hose is removed from the engine and connected to the Wye.

When all connections are tight and a 2 ½ inch nozzle is place on the male connections of the third and fourth sections of hose,

the officer in charge of the evolution may signal the clamp man to charge the lines.

Evolution will not be considered complete until water is discharged from both nozzles and both targets are hit with the water

system.

 

CELLAR NOZZLE CONTEST

 

A straight-away hose layout will be mad adhering to the rules of the straight-away contest. With the exception that the cellar

nozzle, it shall be attached in place of the straight 2 ½ inch nozzle.

When the engine comes to a complete stop, the axeman will remove a regulation Fire Department axe from the engine and

proceed to the tower. There will be a wooden floor provided at the tower at average floor height. A hole of sufficient size to

accommodate the cellar nozzle will be put into the hole and the clamp man will be given the command to charge the lines.

 

SPECIAL EVENT CONTEST

 

This will be decided by the home team.