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2013 Road Runner Drill Team Raffle Tickets

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New York State Champions: 1969 & 1973

The PWFD Road Runners Drill Team is the PWFD’s combined drill team open to members of all four companies. The PWFD Road Runner’s compete across New York State in eight different events. Fire Department Drill Team competition is unique to New York State and is filled with excitement. You can visit http://www.nysdrillteams.com for more information on the sport. 

Three Man Ladder

Three men start at 50, 75, and 100 feet from arch. Men must simultaneously climb a 25 ft. ladder (secured to the arch). First two men must touch top rung, last man must grasp and hold top rung.

B Ladder

One driver, three ladder men and one climber, using a class B fire vehicle equipped with a 25 ft. speed ladder, start 150 feet from arch. Vehicle and personnel race to arch. Vehicle stops an the arch. Ladder men and climber must get off and raise ladder to arch. Climber then scales ladder. Climber must grasp and hold top rung.

C Ladder

One driver, three ladder men and one climber, using a class C fire vehicle equipped with a 25 ft. speed ladder, start 475 feet from arch. Vehicle and personnel race to arch. Vehicle stops at the arch. Ladder men and climber must get off and raise ladder to arch. Climber then scales ladder. Climber must grasp and hold top rung.

C Hose

One driver, one hydrant man, one nozzle man, one break man and one slack man, using a class C fire vehicle equipped with 200 ft. of hose, (150 ft. usable and 50 ft. unusable) start 475 feet from hydrant. Vehicle and personnel will race down track, stop at hydrant to let hydrant man and slack man off. Hydrant man will connect hose to hydrant. Vehicle and remaining personnel will continue down track to target where they will stop. Nozzle man and break man will get off. Break man will then break connection between the usable and unusable hose length’s. Nozzle man will then attach a nozzle to the usable length’s and trip the target with water.

B Hose

One driver, one hydrant man, one nozzle man, one break man and one slack man, using a class B fire vehicle equipped with 200 ft. of hose, (150 ft. usable and 50 ft. unusable) start 150 feet from hydrant. Vehicle and personnel will race down track, stop at hydrant to let hydrant man and slack man off. Hydrant man will connect hose to hydrant. Vehicle and remaining personnel will continue down track to target where they will stop. Nozzle man and break man will get off. Break man will then break connection between the usable and unusable hose length’s. Nozzle man will then attach a nozzle to the usable length’s and trip the target with water.

Efficiency

Eight men (with three 50 ft. lengths of hose) will start 50 feet from hydrant. At start signal men must connect hose together, connect a nozzle and connect to hydrant, run down track and pass water through hose to trip a target.

Motor Pump

Eleven men and class B fire vehicle will start 75 feet from hydrant. Men may not get off vehicle until it crosses the 25 ft. line from hydrant. At this time the vehicle will stop at hydrant and men will jump off. Hydrant man will connect inlet line to hydrant and another man will connect one end of hose to pump outlet on vehicle. Water will pass from hydrant through pump on vehicle to hose connected to outlet. Nozzle man will then trip the target with water.

Buckets

Twelve men will start 75 ft. from arch. At start signal , five men will climb a 25 ft. ladder secured to the arch. The first man up the ladder will go to top of the arch and will dump water into a 55 gallon barrel. The remaining four ladder men will position themselves on ladder to enable the passing of buckets to the top of the arch. The remaining men will draw the 5 gallon buckets from the tub and pass the buckets to the ladder men.