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Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters Association Standardized Races

113th Annual
Upper Peninsula Firefighters Tournament
July 24th, 25th & 26st, 2008
 
1 Five Firefighter Ladder Race
At the signal from the starter all five racers will dress fully before crossing ihe starting line.
Four racers run to the ladder and advance it to the designated spot. Four racers must have a hand on the ladder before it can be advanced. Four Racers will secure the ladder at a safe angle while the fifth racer will climb the ladder touching every rung with a hand or foot. Time will end when the top rung has been touched.
 
2 Four Firefighter Hose Relay
At the signal from he starter two racers will dress fully and each will pick up a 21/2" rolled hose from the designated spot and carry the hose 150' to a new Designated spot. When the hose is placed in its designated spot the racer must Touch his teammate who must then dress fully and carry the hose back to its Original designated spot. The time will end when both hoses are returned to their Orignal designated spots.
 
3 Five Firefighter Coupling Race
At the signal from the starter all five racers will dress fully before crossing the starting line. Three lengths of hose will he laid out. A racer will connect a hose to the hydrant. A racer will connect hose lengths one and two. A racer will connect hose lengths two and three. A racer will connect the nozzle to the end of the third length of hose. A safetyman is required to be at the nozzle with the nozzle man before water is coming out of the nozzle. Time will end when the target Is moved out of the circle.
 
4 Five Firefighter Interchange Race
At the signal from the starter all five racers will dress fully before crossing the starting line. Three lengths of hose will be laid out with the fourth length of hose lying along side of the third length. A racer will connect the hose to the hydrant. A racer vAil connect hose lengths one and two. A racer will connect hose lenglhs two and three. A racer will connect the nozzle to the end of the third length of hose. A racer will be a safety man at the nozzle before water leaves the nozzle. The nozzle man must push the target out of the circle. At that time the hose be clamped off. Then hose lengths two and three must be disconnected, and length two attached to the fourth length of hose lying on the side of length three and the nozzle reattached to the end of length four. The nozzle man must move the second target out of the circle. A safety man is required to be at the nozzle with the nozzle man before water is coming out of the nozzle. Time will end when the second target is moved out of the circle.
 
5 Mystery Race. ?????
The U.P. Association at 8am. will approve rules of the Mystery race. Rules of the Mystery Race will be revealed prior to the start of the Mystery Race.
 
    
 
 
        
        
        
                      Upper Peninsula Firefighters Association
                            Standardized Rules For Races

                       1.    Race Captains or Representative Meeting will be held immediately following the Association Meeting.
        
                       2.    If a representative can not attend the meeting the host department must be notified so as to cast a proxy position draw for starting position. If no representative is present
at the meeting, and the host department is not notified, that department must run all races first. If more than one department defaults to the first position, then a drawing  for positions of 1, 2, 3, etc. will be held.
        
                       3.    There will be a Captains or Representative Meeting race day at 8:30 a.m. local time in front of the Judges Stand. This is for last minute questions/concerns about race        rules and qualifications.
        
                      4 Races must start at 9:00 a.m. local time.
        
                       5.    Teams must compete in at least four races to qualify for prizes and points.
        
                       6.    At no time will any friction-reducing agents be used.
        
                       7.    All hose-to-hose, hose-to-hydrant, hose-to-nozzle and any threaded appliance must be hand tight or three complete turns, whichever comes first.
        
                       8.    The host department will furnish all race equipment. If a racer requires a very small  or very large bunker coat or boots, that equipment must be given to the host department at the Captains Meeting at 8:30 a.m. race day for approval, and will remain under the control of the host department until completion of the races.
        
                        9  racers must be dressed completely for all aces.
              
        
                       10.   Shoes: none required                          Boots:   High or low at host department discretion  Helmet:  Chinstraps are not necessary. IF the helmet falls off, immediately stop and  put the helmet back on. *Exception: If it is a safety concern, for example, nozzle firefighter with water coming loses helmet. This is a judgment call.  Coats:   Three snaps on three separate individual hooks (no doubling or tripling up).
        
                       11.   All racers will start with backs against the chair and hands on knees.
        
                       12.   There will be no throwing, dragging or dropping of couplings. If the judges  determine this did happen, the team will lose their participation points for the races.      *Exception: those races which are otherwise specified.

         13.    Profanity is not allowed at any time. If there is a case of profanity being used the team could be disqualified from the race being run, and/or the individual using  profanity disqualified from all races for the day, and/or loss of teams participation points for the races.
        
                      14.    Only the team captain can lodge complaints, questions or concerns with judges. This  must be done at the time the issue comes up. If the next team runs the event, the complaint is no longer valid and the issue is over.
        
                      15.    Hydrant caps will be off at the start of the races.
        
                      16.    Hoses will be drained after each race.
        
                      17.    Horseplay, such as spraying by-standers with hose streams during any race event,  could be grounds for total disqualification from all race events.
        
                      18.    The team running must be at the starting line when the starter calls the team. Any team not ready will be disqualified.
        
                      19.    Only the starter will have the right to call back racers.
        
                      20.    There will be no trial runs.
        
                      21.    A false start is a disqualification.
        
                      22.    No one is allowed on the race course during the races other than participants in the  race (no coaches on the course).
        
                      23.    There must be a safetyman at the nozzle of all hose races before water comes out of  the nozzle.
                     
                      24.    The hydrant man must remain at the hydrant as a safetyman.
        
                      25.    The host department will not be responsible for any accidents.
        
                      26.    All starting and boundary lines will be clearly marked and observed.
        
                      27.    The host department must have someone designated as Safety Officer. They will have the final call on the safety of each race, and can take any action necessary (even        stopping the race) to protect firefighters and the public.
        
                      28.    The host department can add special rules for their races, but they cannot change the  standardized rules.
        
                      29.    All questions must be addressed to the Association Executive Board, not the host committee, prior to the event.
        
                      30. there will be a 1 point deduction for a D/Q per race as passed at the association meeting in Crystal Falls 2003

 

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