How do I train for this?

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  1. Accordinly Done

    Accordinly Done OT Supporter

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    Stair Climb: The candidate uses a StepMill stair-climbing machine while wearing weights comparable to the equipment a Firefighter carries. The candidate walks up the stairs at a specified rate and for a specified time without loosing his/her balance.

    The weight is a 80lb weight vest on a revolving stairmill at a rate of one step every second for three minutes. I thought about wearing a backback with weights on it at the gym but I'm afraid the weight will rip the bag. Any suggestions? O and were not allowed to touch the rails.
     
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    Stair Climb: The candidate uses a StepMill stair-climbing machine while wearing weights comparable to the equipment a Firefighter carries. The candidate walks up the stairs at a specified rate and for a specified time without loosing his/her balance.
    Hose Drag: The candidate must drag an uncharged hose line around an obstacle for a specified distance to simulate advancing a hose from a fire truck into a building.
    Equipment Carry: The candidate removes two power tools from a cabinet and carries them a specified distance to simulate carrying them from a fire truck to a fire scene and back again.
    Ladder Raise and Extension: This event uses a 24-foot extension ladder to test the candidate's ability to raise the ladder into position, and then extend and retract it.
    Forcible Entry: The candidate uses a 10-pound sledgehammer to strike a mechanized device stimulating the task of forcing open a door, or breaking a wall.
    Search: The candidate crawls through an enclosed maze that is 64 feet long and contains several turns and obstacles. The event simulates the task of searching for a fire victim with limited visibility and an unpredictable area.
    Rescue: The candidate drags a 165-pound mannequin 70-feet to simulate the task of removing a victim or injured partner from a fire.
    Ceiling Breach and Pull: This event uses a commonly used piece of firefighting equipment called a pike pole, along with a mechanized device, to simulate the overhead push and pull forces associated with the task of breaching a ceiling to check for fire extension.
    That is the whole test but teh only thing I am worried about is the weight vest.
     
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    JustBlazin Ironic Punishment

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    you can purchase weighted vests, but that just depends how much money you want to invest in this training

    the ladder raise shouldn't be a problem, i had to use 24 foot ladders for phone repair and it's really easy, there were really small guys doing it
     
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    Those vest are fucking expensive. Theres gotta be a way to rig something up.
     
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    build a sled, and drag it around, GPP, read up on it at EFTS, io think that is what u r looking for.
    tire flipping too
     
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    you going to ocala?
     
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    i dunno to be honest, i statred with two plates, and needed three withing a week or two, on grass, wich i think is harder than asphault. i dunno about the squat thing, if anything it helped me on DE days more than ME
     
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    hey, that will work, the only problem will be finding a way to ad weight, ui stoped sled dragging due to work, i do enough GPP there.
     
  9. milani

    milani "The best activities for your health are pumping a

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    Slightly off-topic alert, but.....

    It will not help you with your squat/dead directly. It will help you get in shape in order to train to your potential in order to improve your squat/dead...

    Link:

    http://www.elitefts.com/documents/gpp.htm
     
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    *shrug* go to the firestation and go borrow a uniform? that'd be the same 80lbs. go sweat ur ass off in it for 3 minutes =)
     
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    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    I put 70 pounds in a backpack and walked around 3km's. It was fun. Backpack won't rip.
     
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    It'd probably help to lose some weight also

    but yer a decent backpack should hold 80lb, or you could even hold it in your hands with a pair of dumbells.
     
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    I would get some :ugh: looks if I wore my bunker gear to my gym. I think I am going to start with holding the weights in my hands.
     
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