New Training Resource: Air Consumption Test Video

Are you enrolled in an Erie County Firefighter 1 Pilot Delivery Model Class? Hope to be soon?

Watch this video to learn what will be expected of you and what you should start practicing for.

The air consumption test is not a race, but a test of physical abilities and endurance that establishes a personal benchmark for you to understand just how long a nominal 30 minute air bottle may last you under firefighter working conditions. Instructors will work with you to prepare you to be successful in this training scenario.

It consists of eight (8) stations that simulate real firefighter tasks to be completed on the fireground:

    1. Hose Carry/Stair Climb
    2. Hose Stretch & Hose Pull
    3. Tool Lift/Carry
    4. Ladder Raise
    5. Forcible Entry
    6. Search
    7. Rescue
    8. Ceiling Push/Pull

Recruit Firefighters must complete all eight (8) stations and stay on breathing air for a minimum of 10 minutes. Once all eight (8) stations are completed and the student still has air left in their SCBA cylinder, they will continue to rotate through each station until such time that their air is completely breathed down from their bottle. Each firefighter is partnered with a shadow/escort who monitors them frequently and records their air consumption and time after each station.

Check out the video and start preparing. Here’s the link:

Please share with all existing and future Firefighter 1 students.

Stay safe. Train often.


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