ETS Industrial Fire Challenge held in Redan
ETS Emergency Training Solutions hosted their second Industrial Fire Team Competition on Thursday, 21 October 2019 at its training facility in Redan. The competition consisted of three challenges that tested teams’ physical, skills and knowledge levels.
Best Team Spirit: Sappi Ngodwana
Best Team Leader: Sappi Ngodwana
First: Sappi Ngodwana
Second: Sappi Saiccor
Third: Sappi Stanger
Toughest Fire Team
First: Eskom Arnot
Second: Sappi Ngodwana
PPE and SCBA
First: Sappi Saiccor
Third: Sappi Ngodwana
All teams achieved 19 points. A lucky draw was done and Seriti:Seriti won the price!
A simulated transformer fire including two exposures to be protected and a leaking flange on a fuel line as well as an injured worker downstream from an isolation valve. Water was taken from a pressurised source via:
• 2x 65mm x 30m supply line, divided into 2x 45 mm x 30m attack lines
• 1x 65mm x30m supply line, connected to 1x45mm x 30m attack line.
PPE/SCBA and forcible exit event
A team of six members, five already dressed in full structural fire fighting personal protective equipment (PPE) enter into a structure the remaining team member then don full structural fire fighting PPE and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) using the correct procedures and performing the appropriate tests before donning. Once donning was performed the team then had to force exit through a simulated locked/barred door and pass a designated point. Points were deducted for exceeding the two minute allowed time for donning of PPE and SCBA.
Toughest Fire Team
1st leg: Hammer event - moving a weighted object in a channel using a hammer to drive the object
2nd leg: Carry two x 65mm x 30m hoses to the top of the drill tower not skipping any of the steps on the stairs
3rd leg: Using a utility rope to raise by hand-over-hand method a 25-litre drum of foam to the top platform of the drill tower
4th leg: Dummy drag (inside a strokes stretcher) around a target and return to start
5th leg: Roll a 65mm x 30m into a straight roll
6th leg: Stretch a charged 65mm x 30m hose line and hit a target with a straight stream
Congratulations to the winners and all the participants!
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