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Offline SA Firey

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Re: Training Night Ideas
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2009, 08:00:50 AM »
Well have to admit it was do your 3 monthly BA wear and play soccer while your doing it with a dash of basketball while your at it...great for fitness. :-D
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Re: Training Night Ideas
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2009, 08:20:09 AM »
Well have to admit it was do your 3 monthly BA wear and play soccer while your doing it with a dash of basketball while your at it...great for fitness. :-D



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Re: Training Night Ideas
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2009, 08:58:34 AM »
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Re: Training Night Ideas
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2013, 08:28:28 PM »
A nasty little exercise which gives everyone a bit of exercise, and can be run by 2 or 3 people with minimal planning or notice - maybe just a couple of phone calls to get permission to access property.

Take 2 rolls of red/white marking tape to a random bush fire risk location.
Walk them out fully from a common "ignition point", about 20 degrees apart.
These are your fire "edges".
"Respond" the brigade.

On arrival, the two tape-holders start walking, towing the tape.
Steadily in grass-land, more slowly in scrub, depending upon the conditions you want to simulate.
Make sure there are fences en-route.  :evil:
Also structures which may need to be defended.
Gives everyone a work-out,
  • IC who has to plan, request, assign & re-prioritise resources to achieve RECeo,
  • crew leaders who have to figure out how best to use their appliance & people
  • hose-draggers who need to keep adding lengths fast enough to run down the "head".

Almost infinite variations possible.
If it starts looking too easy, chuck in a spot fire, or have a pump or BWC break-down, or a blown hose, or a wind change, etc.   :evil:

Can be run several weeks running without losing interest, rotating people through the various roles, especially leadership of crews & IC.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2013, 08:31:50 PM by Alan J »
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Re: Training Night Ideas
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2013, 08:05:13 AM »
Sounds like a fun exercise.

We did something sort of along those lines, with water soccer.

Put traffic cones around in a circle, and two appliances parked next to each other on the edge of the circle.  With 2 x crews of at least 3, and up to as many as you like, they have to weave the soccer ball in and out of the cones, all the way around the circle, using the hose.

Using lay flat hose, part way around, you need to add a length.  Another added rule is that only the branch operator and the back up are allowed inside the circle, and only the first part of the hose is allowed inside the circle - the rest must remain outside the circle, along with the rest of the crew.

Both crews start from the same location, and go in opposite directions.  The first team back, who doesn't break the rules, wins!!

Water soccer is a great exercise on hot training nights!!

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Re: Training Night Ideas
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2013, 11:50:43 PM »
We did something similar to that too Pip but from the crew deck on the trucks and on a hill.  The idea was to push the ball up the hill and back down keeping it under control at all times, with one truck either side.  Great for team work, communications, hose skills and driver training all in one. But yes much better done on a warm night.

 

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