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Jr. Firefighter and Explorer Competitions

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  • Jr. Firefighter and Explorer Competitions

    I am just interested in what types of competitions other departments do!

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    My department doesn't personally participate in any, but I know others that do. There is a Department that hosts an annual Muster Tournament that has a junior section. They do Bucket Brigades, Water Barrel, Ladder Climb, and Tug-O-War. I have also seen MVA execration. Look up Junior FF musters, you can find a lot of cool competitions.

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      ConnorDBanks01, preciate it! I will have to look into it.

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ID:	2111190I’m from maple grove MN. Every year, at dan patch park at the state fair, on the governors fire prevention day, there is a state wide explorer competition. Multiple explorer agency’s and departments come to compete and such. Some of the things we compete on are, ladder raise, room search, written test, CPR, extrication, a presentation and a combat challenge. The events will be described below. These are NOT in order of the fair schedule.

        ladder raise: 4 explorers raise a ladder. We practiced with I think a 35 footer. Then we check the angle of the ladder, climb up part way, with a hose (not charged) and leg lock. Then we say “bail open” and climb down.

        Room search: 4 explorers search a simulated room. SOMETIMES there will be furniture/ obstacles. We enter the room with a hose (filled with air), search for a dummy (145 pounds I think) and drag it out. Our masks have plastic wrap on them to simulate smoke.

        Written test: multiple choice test in firefighter 1 and firefighter 2.

        CPR: a team of explorers (3-4 I think) perform CPR on a dummy. This includes chest compressions, and bagging the dummy.

        Extrication: 4 explorers extricate a person from a car. (We do NOT use any tools during the process) this includes spinal immobilization, and backboarding them.

        Presentation: explorers will present on a fire safety idea/concept chosen by the people running the competition. (This includes public speaking)

        combat challenge: basically a relay with a baton. This includes hose roll and unroll, crawling with a baby dummy, fan carry, axe raise, and hydrant connection.

        Ive only gone to the competition once. I was in CPR. It is fun. Pictures from previous years can be found online and below.

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