Many fire departments utilize a firefighter combat course to simulate fire ground tasks.  It may be used for entry level testing, annual fit for duty, or fire service competition.  The best way to train for a firefighter combat course is to run the actual course.  This is not always practical or convenient.  In the coming weeks we will provide tactical training exercises that you can perform at your fire station or local gym.

 

The “On Target Firefighter Combat Challenge” is comprised of 5 stations:

 

1.  Stair Climb/Hose Carry

2.  Equipment Hoist

3.  Chopping/Breaching

4.  Charged Hose Drag

5.  Victim Rescue

 

This week:

Combat Challenge Event:  Equipment Hoist 

  • Warm-Up Exercise:  Thai Chi Twist
  • Training Exercise:  The Kettlebell Plank Row
  • Cool-Down Exercise:  Twisted Chair
Check out this instructional video:
**Note:  If you do not have access to kettlebells, you may use dumbbells instead.