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Table 1 Description of the parts of the fire fighting simulation test.

From: Clinimetric quality of the fire fighting simulation test as part of the Dutch fire fighters Workers' Health Surveillance

Part of the FFST Explanation of the part
1) Getting ready for turn-out Subject is waiting in station clothes (blouse and pants) for the starting sign. After the starting sign, participants put on standard fire fighter turn-out gear and boots and walk 15 meters to point two.
2) Attaching SCBA, putting on gloves and carrying two hoses Attach the SCBA and mask, which are ready at a fire engine (or simulation platform) on the place of number 1. Put on gloves, afterwards take two 52-mm hoses and walk 15 meters to point three.
3) Throwing, coupling and dragging hoses Put down one hose, throw the second hose to a point 15 meters ahead, take the connection of one hose, and afterwards walk to the end with one end of the hose. Couple two hoses and walk with one end of the hose to the start of point three; afterwards, walk 17 meters to four.
4) Setting up ladder, climbing ladder three times to the 10th rung with fire fighting gear Ladder stands straight up to the wall, put ladder in a good position, and slide until the tenth marked rung. Twist the rope around the 3rd and 5th rung and make a knot at the 4th rung. Take the tool box from the fire engine, line and spout. Walk back to the ladder and walk up and down to the 10th rung with the fire fighting gear, one after the other. Walk 15 meters to point five.
5) Connecting SCBA and forcible entry simulating hitting a resistance Walk from point five to the fire fighting engine (15 m), take the sledge hammer there, and walk back to point five. Read and mention the amount of air, connect the SCBA, and hit the sledge hammer against the resistance. Move the resistance over 30 cm, the instructor tells when it moved 30 cm. Walk 15 meters to six.
6) Dragging hose filled with water A 75-mm hose, half-filled with water and ending with a spout, lies zigzag near the fire engine. Take hose over shoulder and stretch forwards to the end, 15 meters. Afterwards walk 19 meters to point seven.
7) Rescuing dummy Take the dummy in a grip, according to Rautek, and drag the 80-kg dummy 15 meters backwards and turn around and walk again 15 meters backwards to the starting point. Attention is paid to the manner of exertion from the legs, with straightened back. Walk 15 m to eight.
8) Walking a balance beam Four beams lie down in a zigzag. Walk over a balance beam. If falling off, start again. Walk 15 m to nine.
9) Hose dragging simulation Drag hoses two times to a distance of 15 meters. The apparatus simulates dragging a hose. Firstly, drag the hose 15 meters, walk around a counter, and once more drag the hose 15 meters. Walk 15 m to point ten.
10) Stepping/climbing over a fence Step/climb over a fence of 1.03 m (not jumping) and walk 15 m to point eleven.
11) Smoke dive simulation with hose, standing and squatting. Take a high-pressure hose forwards and backwards over 15 meters: 3 meters walking forward, 3 meters under tunnel (height 1.20 m) walking squatted, 3 meters normally, 3 meters under tunnel squatted and 3 meters normally, all forwards and subsequently the same way backwards. Walk 13 m to the last component, twelve.
12) Ceiling demolition simulation Simulate demolishing the ceiling by knocking a heavy ball with a massive bar, with the ball hanging out of the ceiling. Let the ball touch ten times the top side of the basket. The instructor is counting aloud.