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"International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers"

 

FIRE AND RESCUE SPORT COMPETITION RULES

(as amended)

 

APPROVED by the VII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

of the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers

October 17, 2009

(with further additions and corrections)

 

1. COMPETITION

 

1.1. General Provisions.

 

These rules of Fire and Rescue Sport international competitions are mandatory for states which have joined the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers.

The results of any competition are to be officially recognized only if they are shown while official competitions (calendar events), as well as in competitions on memorable dates, holidays, in friendly matches etc., which are not pre-planned, but are held in strict accordance with the requirements of these Rules and the Regulation on international competitions in Fire and Rescue Sport (hereandafter: these Regulations).

 

1.2. Kinds of competitions in Fire and Rescue Sport.

 

          1.2.1. The program of competitions for men:

 

- climbing with hook-ladders on the 4th floor of a training tower ("assault of tower with ladders" competition);

- overcoming of the 100-meter obstacle course;

- the Double Event (climbing with hook-ladders on the 4th floor of a training tower and overcoming of the 100-meter obstacle course). Carried out for individual championship and is ignored in resulting team events;

- the relay-race 4×100 m;

- the fire-attack (fire-attack deployment; combat fire deployment).

 

        1.2.2. The program of competitions for juniors:

 

- climbing with hook-ladders on the 2nd floor of a training tower (13-14 years old);

- climbing with hook-ladders on the  2nd  floor of a training tower (15-16 years old);

- climbing with hook-ladders on the 3th floor of a training tower (17-18 years old);

- overcoming of the 100-meter obstacle course (13-14 years old);

- overcoming of the 100-meter obstacle course (15-16 years old);

- overcoming of the 100-meter obstacle course (17-18 years old);

- relay-race 4×100 m;

- fire attack (fire-attack deployment).

 

1.3. Regulations:

 

1.3.1. Competitions are held according to provisions adopted by the conducting organization.

1.3.2. Regulations shall contain the following sections:

         a) goals, objectives and type of competition;

         b) the organization of competition;

         c) the date and the venue of the competition;

         d) participating organizations and competitors;

         e) the program of competition;

        f) procedure and conditions for determining individual and team competition (the system of admission and approval);

         g) awarding;

         h) the conditions of admission of delegations and participants;

         i) the procedure and deadlines for submission of applications.

1.3.3. Organizations invited to participate in international competitions shall be informed about its regulations for not less than 6 months.

1.3.4. Only the organization that has approved regulations can make changes and additions into it, but it must to inform participants not later than one month before the event.

Regulations of any competition should not conflict with these common Rules.

The provisions of paragraphs should be precise and avoid different interpretations.

 

1.4. Evaluation of results:

 

1.4.1. In carrying out team and individual competition the results of individual participants are assessed for determining results of teams according to standards of these Rules for the competition system of evaluation.

1.4.2. Both in personal and team competitions first positions are to be awarded to the best sport and technical results shown in any round.

1.4.3. Individual championship in every type is to be defined by the best outcome scoring attempts. In case of equal rates of two or more participants the benefit is to be for the athlete with the highest amount of time while two trials. If these results are the same, the best place is to be awarded to an athlete who has the best score after the first attempt. If these results are the same, the best place is to be awarded to an athlete who started earlier.

 In the case of a partial pass, teams with a full pass are first. If two or more teams have the same partial pass, the higher place is to be awarded to the team that has the best credit of the total amount of time shown by this team members while their attempts. In case of equality of results in the fire-attack (fire-combat) deployment and the relay-race, higher place is to be awarded to the team having the best time after two attempts. If these results are the same, then higher place is to be awarded to the team having better results after the first try. If these results are the same then higher place is to be awarded to the team which started earlier.

Results of semi-final and final races are not to be included to the total team scoring result.

In the case of the absolute equality of all parameters, leaders are to be declared the winners all together. In the case of the same results in the adults relay-race, a higher place is to be awarded to the team which started earlier.

1.4.4. The winners in climbing a training tower with hook ladders and overcoming the 100-meter obstacle course are to be determined by the results of semi-final and final races. Number of participants in semi-final and final races must be determined according to the number of run-tracks.

Winners and awardees in climbing a training tower with hook ladders and overcoming the 100-meter obstacle course are to be determined by the results of final runs regardless of the results shown in the previous rounds. Competitors who have shown the same results in the final race, are to be assigned to the same (higher) position, the next place is not to be given.

Athletes who have been qualified for final runs, but did not complete the exercise because of injuries, false starts or violations of the rules, are to be awarded according to the results of the semi-final races. Athletes, who are released from the finals due to health condition or other valid reasons, are assigned to the one and the same place, which is the last of those played out in the final.

1.4.5. In the case of equality of results in the combined event (the Double Event) between two or more participants a benefit receives the athlete, who showed the best result in climbing a training tower with hook ladders.

1.4.6. Firefighters relay-race among juniors is to be carried out in two attempts. The championship is to be determined by the best result shown in one of them.

 

1.5. Abolition of competitions:

 

The Chief Referee (the Main Judge) has a right to cancel a competition, to postpone its start, to terminate, or to declare a temporary recess in cases if:

a) venues are unprepared;

b) ammunition or equipment are not available, or don’t comply standards of these Rules, or are out of order;

c) weather conditions or other reasons violate the normal course of events;

g) there is no medical staff.

 

 1.6. Applications and complaints:

 

If any members or representatives of teams have any questions or doubts about  correctness of competition’s course, as well as in cases of insufficiently justified decisions of some judges, representatives of teams may apply to the Chief Referee (the Main Judge), his deputies or the senior judge of a competition type, addressing them with statements or protests.

Protests are to be filed to the Chief Referee (the Main Judge) before the start of the meeting of the panel of judges on the subject of this given type of competition. Decision on the application or protest must be made before the next type of competition will start. If this is impossible, the person, concerning which the application or the protest was made, may be allowed to compete further but on probation.

 The decision on the protest must be issued as a written opinion of the Chief Referee (the Main Judge) or like a protocol of the meeting of the Main Jury.

 

  2.  Participants of competitions:

              2.1. Age groups of participants:
              2.1.1. Athletes are divided into the following age groups (age is determined by year of birth):
                                 - Younger youth - 13-14 years;
                                 - The average youth - 15-16 years old;
                                 - The older youth - 17-18 years old;
                                 - Adults - 19 years or older.
            2.1.2. Juniors are allowed to perform in the competition to rank higher in their age group if there is a certificate of medical institutions (with a written doctor's permission).

 

 Resulting of team-events for adults:

 

№/№

Type of competition

Number of competitors from one team

Passing result

      1.

100-meters obstacle course

8 people

6 results

2.

Climbing to the 4th floor of a training tower

8 people

6 results

3.

Firefighters relay-race

2 teams

1 result

4.

Fire-attack deployment

1 team

(7 people)

1 result

 

Resulting of team-events for juniors:

 

№/№

Type of competition

Number of competitors from one team

Passing result

Common passing result

1.

Climbing to the 2d floor of a training tower (13-14 years old)

3 people

2 results

 

 

 2 results

 

 

2 results

6 results

2.

Climbing to the 2d floor of a training tower (15-16 years old)

3 people

3.

Climbing to the 3d floor of a training tower (17-18 years old)

3 people

4.

100-meters obstacle course (13-14 years old)

3 people

 

2 results

 

2 results

 

2 results

6 results

5.

100-meters obstacle course (15-16 years old)

3 people

6.

100-meters obstacle course (17-18 years old)

3 people

7.

Firefighters relay-race

1 team

(4 people/

2 attempts)

1 result

1 result

8.

Fire-attack deployment

1 team

(6 people/

2 attempts)

1 result

1 result

 

                2.2. The admission of participants to compete

2.2.1. Athletes are allowed to compete in accordance with received applications. Only those sportsmen who have a special sport-technical training in firefighting and rescuing are allowed to take part in competitions.

2.2.2. Applications must be completed in strict accordance with the requirements of these Regulations and regulations of each relevant competition and also must be submitted by the admission committee (the Credentials Committee, the Mandatory Commission) within the time specified in mentioned above Regulations.

Applications for adults and juniors must be filled separately.

 The organization, which has announced an athlete to compete, guarantees by the application athlete’s insurance against accidents which may happen while training or competition, and at the same time takes itself the responsibility for athlete’s physical ability to compete.

The application also shall include athletes, who are admitted by the conducting organization to take part in the individual-score competition.

 The decision about reapplication of athletes can be taken in some cases (due to release of medical events or causes, if the panel of judges recognized it valid).

2.2.3. Additional applications for new athletes must be filed on the form provided for a nominal application.

If necessary, a reapplication can be used for interchanging athletes contesting in different types of competition.

2.2.4. Additional applications and reapplications must be submitted no later than 1 hour before the start of the competition in each sports discipline. While competitions in the Relay-Race (for juniors) and the Fire-Attack Deployment re-applications are to be accepted also during the competition in a given sport discipline in accordance with p.2.2.2.

 

 2.3. Commitments and duties of participants:

 

 2.3.1. Every sportsman must know rules and regulations of competitions and also all conditions for a concrete type of a competition.

2.3.2. Every sportsman must compete only by his own ability. Nobody can help none anyway in completing an exercise. A result not to be legally admitted as a valid one if a sportsman breaks down rules.

A medical help providing in places where a competition is being conducting by officially authorized medical stuff is not forbidden. The same is about oral and visual information from persons who are not located in the place of the competition itself.

2.3.3. A sportsman is to be warned for the indiscipline or unsportsmanlike behavior. For the new fault or violation a sportsman may be disqualified and removed from the tournament, including other types of competition. For gross violations a sportsman can be disqualified without warning.

A sportsman who has shown conditional inability or unpreparedness to compete may be removed from a given type of competition. Also he can be removed under the conclusion of an officially authorized doctor (physician) as an ill person.

2.3.4. Sportsmen are not allowed to use dope – some artificial substance for psychological and physical abilities improvement (the List of such components is annually published by the World Anti-Doping Agency).

A sportsman or a representative of the team must inform the Main Jury about any drug or medicine taken less than two days before a competition.

The sportsmen who are caught with dope in their test-samples are to be removed from competitions and disqualified.

      Regulations for selection of sportsmen for doping-tests also with dope-testing order are improved by a doping-commission of given competitions. Two judges from the jury are to be directed for providing help to such commission.

       A sportsman chosen for a doping-test must be provided by an official paper informing about the date, time and place of sample-extraction.

The sportsman has to sign such paper confirming by this that he knows that he has to overcome a doping-control procedure. This sportsman must come to the doping-control room not later than one hour after the competition he is competing in, has been finished.

2.3.5. Sportsmen must come to a place of competition in order based on start protocols, with a special judge in charge of them.

2.3.6. A sportsman must be on start in time, in a sport clothing of the type accepted by Regulations for given competitions. In case of delay of a start more than for 2 (two) minutes a sportsman is to be forbidden to take this attempt to complete an exercise.

2.3.7. If  a sportsman don’t come to a start-point in a first or second attempts without a valid cause it is regarded as a refusal to compete in a given sport discipline. Exclusion of his result from team championship table is to follow.

Only a doctor (physician), who is authorized for this competition, may release a sportsman from the competition this sportsman has been declared to take part in.

            A sportsman is responsible for a good condition of his personal equipment and clothing. 

2.3.8. A sportsman may address a judge regarding a completing exercise. In all other cases a sportsman may address a judge only through a representative of the team.

 

 2.4. Clothing, shoes and equipment of participants:

 

2.4.1. During all events competitors must perform in special sport clothes for firefighting and rescuing sport, fireman's or sport helmet, fire brigade safety belt without carbine and axe, sportive shoes on both legs.

2.4.2. The requirements for clothing of competitors:

-  suits for competition must be made from opaque material; sleeves end at a hand; trousers end not higher than 10cm above the ground;

- shoes must provide safety to legs and good touch with the surface of a track; shoes can’t be of some special construction which may provide a competitor with advantage regarding others; outer soles and heels of shoes are allowed to have notches, grooves, teeth or protrusions, also outer soles and heels are allowed to have spikes or nests for them;

- sportive fire-safety belt’s min width must be 50 mm and have a metal buckle.

2.4.3. Color of competition clothes has to be common for the entire team (except for the 4th phase of the relay-race). Clothes must be accurate, clean and suitable.

2.4.4. While the 4th phase of the relay-race a competitor has to wear gauntlets or special gloves; a face should be protected with cap peak or other appropriate device. While extinguishing burning liquid with fire-extinguisher a visor of a sportsman’s helmet must be lowered.

2.4.5. Personal numbers are provided by competitions organizers. If only one number plate is given to a sportsman, it should be fastened to the back while climbing with a hook-ladder, and should be fastened to the chest while completing other exercises.

2.4.6. On the clothing of a competitor there must be fastened an emblem of the country he represents. For advertising reasons it is allowed to have sponsor’s trademark on suits while solemn ceremonials. While solemn opening and closing ceremonies all members of one sport team must wear the same clothes. Every delegation has to come to a solemn ceremony of opening or closing competitions with a national flag which must be provided by organizers.

2.4.7. Sportsmen who came to competition in clothing, shoes or with equipment which don’t require these Regulations, are not to be allowed to compete.

 

2.5. Rights and responsibilities of coaches and team representatives:

 

2.5.1. Normally each team must have a team representative and a coach.

2.5.2. A representative of the team must know given competition regulations and rules and to act accordingly.

2.5.3. A representative of the team has a right to receive information about competition process from the Main Panel of Judges and information about results from the Secretariat.

2.5.4. A representative of the team is responsible for good condition of clothing and equipment of his team, for presence of its members at competitions (gathering in spots) in time, and given team’s presence at award ceremonies.

2.5.5. A representative of the team has right to deliver additional applications, applications for change, protests, and oral statements.

2.5.6. A representative of the team must attend all meetings of the Panel of Judges (if team-representatives attendance there is foreseen) and has right to speak at meeting on the name of his team, and to participate in casting of lots.

2.5.7. Representatives are not allowed to interfere with the judges, and responsible people’s decisions while competitions.

2.5.8. Representatives of teams are not allowed to leave the competition venue before the competition has completely finished, and the results of the day are affirmed.

2.5.9. A representative of the team must inform the team about all decisions of the Panel of Judges.

2.5.10. If the representative is absent a coach is allowed to take his rights and obligations.

2.5.11. The representative of the team and the coach are not allowed to be members of the Panel of Judges of given competitions.

 

3. THE JUDGES

 

3.2. General rules:

 

3.1.1. Each competition in Fire and Rescue sport must be held by the official Panel of Judges. Judges for the Main Jury are appointed by the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers. Other judges are appointed by a national Federation which organizes given competitions. The Main Judge-Supervisor is to be appointed for the World Championship or another big international competition, conducted under support of the ISFFR. He is to be included into the Main Jury.

3.1.2. Members of the Panel of Judges are recommended to wear badges or other signs with the name of judge position on it. Organizers of competitions might provide the Panel of Judges with uniform of common style and color, if available.

3.1.3. A judge is not allowed to leave the competition ground (venue) without permission from his judges-brigade leader or the Chief Judge. He can’t help competitors (except first medical aid) or act as a competitor or a team representative while competitions simultaneously with being a judge.

3.1.4. The Panel of Judges consists of:

- the Main Panel of Judges (the Main Jury);

- judges (their amount is to be determined according the scale and the level of a given event, number of disciplines for competition, and venue (see 3.18 – 3.21).

At certain events judges are grouped up in teams (judge-brigades) with senior judges in head.

3.1.5. If electronic or mechanical devices are to be used for competitions (auto-timekeeping, photo finish, VHS, electronic board, etc.), judge-brigades must include technical stuff with necessary skills.

3.1.6. If judges are disagree about some questions related to judging, the right of final decision belongs to the Chief Judge (the Main Judge).

 

3.2. Main Panel of Judges (the Main Jury):

 

3.2.1. For conducting given competition a main panel of judges is to be appointed, including Deputy Chief Judge, the Main Secretary, senior judges, deputy senior judges, doctor (physician) for competitions (he's the deputy chief judge for medicine the same time), the main starter and judge- the informant. The main panel of  judges in the process of competitions collectively takes all necessary decisions on controversial issues and protests. The Main Panel of Judges is to consist of the Chief Judge (the Main Judge), deputy Chief Judges, the Main Secretary, senior judges, competitions physician (who simultaneously holds position of Deputy Chief Judge for medical issues). During competitions they altogether take necessary decisions on sport issues and protests.

3.2.2. Every decision of the Main Jury is legal, and must be taken by majority of votes.

3.2.3. The Main Jury may also to take a decision in cases which are not foreseen by competition rules, but is not allowed to change rules and these Regulations formulations.

 

3.3. The Chief Judge (the Main Judge):

 

3.3.1. The Chief Judge is in charge of a competition process. He or she chairs in the panel of judges.

3.3.2. The Chief Judge’s responsibilities are as follows:

a) to work out the schedule of the events day by day with their time pointed, if this is not given in Regulations;

b) to clarify for judges, team representatives and participants the process of competitions, including following:

      §    clarifying Competitions Regulations

      §    announcing schedules of solemn ceremonies

      §    clarifying process of an every particular discipline (number of competing sportsmen, conditions for validity of attempts, order for using personal apparatus and equipment, etc);

c) to divide judges into groups and to assign particular responsibilities;

d) to control events locations, inventory and equipment meeting the given competition rules requirements;

e) to provide spectators, competitors, team leaders, press with necessary information;

f) to approve events locations and certificates of distances check and firefighting equipment tests;

g) to deal with applications and protests received while competitions;

h) to prepare record certificates;

i) to conduct meetings of judges and team-representatives before, during, and after competitions and to approve results;

j) to check venues and rooms provided for competitions;

k) to appoint judges from a panel of judges to work in the Permission Committee. It must include also representatives of organization which holds the event, etc.;

l) to provide an organization which held an event with written report on competitions in time.

3.3.3. The Chief Judge is allowed:

a) to cancel, to postpone, to stop or to take time out in competitions;

b) to change process or schedule of competitions, if needed. Still, he has no right to cancel or to change the conditions of holding competitions fixed in a given competition Regulations;

c) to ban competitors from competitions, if their age, class, clothing, etc. do not meet the requirements of the given Rules or a given competition Regulations;

d) to withdraw from competitions participants for inappropriate behavior, as well as sportsmen obviously untrained physically or technically;

e) to withdraw from competitions coaches and team-representatives for inappropriate behavior as well as if they do not cope with their duties

f) to change judge’s assignments and to discharge judges, if they do not cope with their duties or break Rules;

g) to make final decision in questions connected to process of competitions;

h) to revoke any decision of judges if he is convinced that a given decision or action is wrong.

3.3.4. The Chief Judge signs the report about preparedness level of a sport venue.

 

3.4. Deputy Chief Judges:

 

3.4.1. Deputy Chief Judges are appointed in order to increase efficiency of the Chief Judge work during the competitions. They are assistants for the Chief Judge, and they work under his management. In cases if the Chief Judge is absent his duties are to be taken by Deputy Chief Judge responsible for refereeing.

Amount of Deputy Chief Judges and their responsibilities are determined according the scale and the level of a given event;

3.4.2. Deputy Chief Judges may be responsible for:

a) assigning duties and controlling work of judges brigades;

b) technical supplying;

c) issuing o information about the competitions and the ceremonies.

3.4.3. A Deputy Chief judge who is responsible for work with judges (refereeing) is obliged:

a) to be on charge of competitions, to control right and clear competition process;

b) in cooperation with a given competition organizers to form a panel of judges. To divide judges into groups (brigades), to provide them with tasks;

c) to give instructions to judges before the competitions; to work out common point of view on refereeing and to clarify particular points of the Competition Rules;

d) to create the schedule of assignments and occupancy of judges

e) to control judges groups (brigades), and to make reassignments if necessary;

f) to prepare, basing on senior judges and Deputy Chief Judge perception, a feedback paper for performance of judges which is to be included into the Chief Judge report.

3.4.4. The deputy Chief Judge who is in charge of information and ceremonies is responsible for the following:

a) to manage informational work with participants and spectators using all devices which are available (radio, phones, panels, etc);

b) to appoint one judge from the information group to deal with mass-media and to provide them with necessary materials on the process of competition and final results;

c) to manage the ceremonies (opening, and closing ceremonies, award ceremony), to coordinate work of information group, awards group, radio group, and others.

3.4.5. Deputy Chief Judge for technical support has:

a) to manage technical support group, to control process of competition, to manage measurements, preparations and equipment at events locations, to determine malfunctions of equipment and firefighting equipment, to assign tasks for judges appointed by the Main Jury and for workers at events locations;

b) to conduct selective technical examination and tests of the firefighting equipment and devices used by sportsmen;

c) to prepare, in case of accident which leads to serious injury of participant, a report on elements of the venue, firefighting equipment or sportsman equipment which has caused the accident.

He may, if necessary, to consult with specialists to determine the cause of an accident.

 

3.5. Group of technical support:

 

Group of technical support is obliged:

a) to organize participants reception, firefighting and rescuing equipment reception, to prepare places for store, test, and marking of equipment;

b) to prepare equipment and apparatus, judges and measuring equipment, signaling devices, notification and communication devices, electrical information devices, flagstaff and pedestal, etc;

c) to keep in technical ability equipment and inventory in events locations as well as in locations for judges

d) to provide the panel of judges with pens and paper, with registration forms and office equipment, including printing one, etc.;

e) to provide participants with transportation to training, competitions and residence venues;

f) to provide accommodation conditions for competitors, secretariat, physicians.

 

3.6. Commandant:

 

The Main Panel of Judges in cooperation with competition venue’s authority are to appoint a commandant, and to provide necessary amount of workers for his disposal. All instructions for the Commandant are given by the Chief Judge and the Deputy Chief Judge for technical support.

A commandant sees over the competition and training venue, as well as over rooms for participants and judges and sectors for spectators, making sure it all is in order.

The commandant has:

a) to provide marking and designing of given competitions venue. To prepare certificate of distances check for the Deputy Chief Judge for technical support;

b) to make sure that apparatus and firefighting equipment are situated at their places on time and in proper way;

c) to provide telephone or wireless communication for judges, and to make available a speaker system or megaphones for informative announcements addressed to competitors and spectators ;

d) to have enough firefighting equipment and inventory for replacement;

e) to prepare workplaces for judges, to prepare stands for hanging technical results;

f) to organize check and inspection of firefighting equipment, and to test hook ladders according to the Safety Regulations for Fire Service.

 

3.7. The Executive Secretary (the Main Secretary):

 

3.7.1. The Executive Secretary manages the work of the Secretariat and reports to the Chief Judge. He takes part in meeting of the Main Panel of Judges and of the Credentials Committee. He is responsible for:

a) distribution of duties and responsibilities among members of the Secretariat and for supervision of their work;

b) receiving application forms, organizing casting of lots and making up rounds;

c) preparing of the final report and its announcement to team representatives and participants;

d) instructing and supervising work of secretaries among judge brigades for particular disciplines;

e) coordinating work with the Press Center Chairman;

f) providing of reports on disciplines and individual and team championship, preparing summary report which is to be showed at information board;

g) making protocols of meetings of  the Main Panel of Judges and team representatives;

h) determination of participants who has achieved qualifications and norm demands, issuing certificates of qualification. Such certificates are to be signed by the Chief Judge, the Main Secretary, a senior judge and a senior judge – timekeeper

i) supervising correctness of records reports (which are to be created in collaboration with senior judges)

j) managing of printing and copying of given competitions’ final reports, for creating the technical report. All competition reports (a technical report, individual and team championship results approved by the Chief Judge, original paper reports, applications, etc.) are to be handed to the competitions organizers.

3.7.2. The Main Secretary is responsible for accuracy of reports, calculations and determination of final ranking for teams and individuals.

For realization of technical work the Main Secretary, depending on the size of given competitions, should have a sufficient number of assistants or secretaries working under his direction (typists, painters, copyists, etc.). He also is to be provided with vehicles.

 

3.8. Senior judge for a discipline:

 

3.8.1. A senior judge for a discipline is in charge of the work of the group of judges of a given discipline.

3.8.2. A senior judge for a discipline reports directly to the Chief Judge (or to a Deputy Chief Judge).

3.8.3. A senior judge for a discipline responsibilities are as follows:

a) to check venues, accuracy of marking and layout of equipment and apparatus before the beginning of the competitions;

b) to examine and to check marking of firefighting equipment;

c) to come up with proposal on discharge participants and judges who have violated Competitions rules;

d) to record violations of rules and to examine applications and appeals. On decisions taken by him a senior judge reports to the Chief Judge or to a Deputy Chief Judge;

e) to be completely responsible for his decisions and judging.

3.8.4. A senior judge is allowed to examine and test selectively firefighting equipment.

3.8.5. A senior judge reports to the Chief Judge about all violations in process of competitions and comes up with proposals on matters of opinion according to the Competition Rules.

 

3.9.  The starter and his assistants:

 

3.9.1. A starting group consists of the starter and two or more starter assistants.

3.9.2. Main responsibility of the starter is to signal the start in such way that none of the competitors starts before it. Starter assistants, if it has not been done by the starter himself, are to give second signal to stop the race, and direct sportsmen back to the start-line in case if somebody breaks rules of starting.

3.9.3. The starter has:

a) to make sure before start of every round that judges on the finish-line and time-keepers are ready;

b) to check accuracy of start positions of competitors on the start line;

c) to give commands to start competitions with the signal flag, start pistol or voice.

While giving commands the starter should stand on the spot from where he can see all the competitors and from where he can be seen by the time-keepers. If competitors run along the tracks with the dislodged start lines the starter should stand within as maximal as possible equal distance of each start line.

3.9.4. If one of the competitors causes a false start, the race is interrupted by a second signal of starter or starter’s assistant and should be started again.

3.9.5. The starter decides on all questions concerning the start on his own, except for interrupting the race by starter assistant after the false start. Any decision of the starter may be revoked by the Main Judge or a Deputy Main Judge but only if they were present close by start line, and have taken their decision immediately.

 3.9.6. A starter assistant responsibilities are as follows:

a) to help to organize work at start line, to check starting positions of competitors, to signal (with a shot or voice) in the case of a false start, if it hasn’t been done by the starter.

b) to check presence of the competitors while runs, marking it in start report, and to report to judges on the finish-line about absence of a competitor before start;

c) to check starting positions of competitors and to report immediately to the starter in case of any violations;

d) to record for the start report all notes and starter’s decisions on violations of competitions’ rules;

e)  to prepare and to check necessary equipment and inventory well before the start, to put all efforts for its delivery in case of its lack;

f) to hand to the Main Secretary during the competitions or after last round of each discipline a report signed by the start-judges.

 

3.10. Judge for competitors:

 

A judge for competitors has:

a) to check presence of competitors while runs and rounds according to competitions report, and to check sportsmen equipment according to Competitions Rules;

b) to record violations for a start report, to achieve its elimination, to show start points to competitors;

c) to check participants’ documents providing by a team representative, if needed.

 

3.11. Judges on tracks:

 

Judges on tracks have:

a) to check presence and layout of equipment on the part of a track which is under their supervision; fix problems;

b) to check the way competitors are passing the distance and surmounting obstacles;

c) to record violations of  Rules in the report, and to inform about it judges on the finish-line by signaling with a signal flag or in other predetermined way; after the competition in this discipline is over – to report about the violation in written form to the Senior Judge for the discipline;

d) to check presence and preparedness of competitors and teams at that part of the relay-race which under their supervision;

e) to inform about readiness and preparedness of the competitors and of devices on a track;

f) to provide first aid in the case of an accident.

Judges on tracks have to take their places so that they could see sportsmen following from the start up to the finish-line.

If during climbing a training tower with a hook ladder exercise or the relay-race exercise a ladder breaks or a competitor exceeds safety rules, the judge on track must interrupt the competition giving a voice command, e.g. «Track 4, and stop the race!». At this command the competitor must immediately stop completing of the exercise.

 

3.12. Timekeepers:

 

3.12.1. Timekeepers track time shown by competitors while performance of exercises.

3.12.2. Timekeepers report to the Senior Timekeeper. He assigns tasks to timekeepers (for ‘tracking’ process), and also has a back-up stop-watch to control the time. He is responsible for:

- checking stop-watches before competitions;

- commanding to put stop-watches to zero position;

- signaling with a flag to the starter that timekeepers are ready to track.

3.12.3. Timekeepers take places on the finish line or on the training tower so that they can see both start and finish.

3.12.4. Stop-watches are to be started at the moment of appearance of fire or smoke from the start gun or at the moment of dropping a signal flag, and are to be stopped with the completion of the exercise. A senior timekeeper records time from stop-watches into the final report of the event.

3.12.5. Each timekeeper reports to the Senior Timekeeper the time from his stop-watch (without discussing it with other timekeepers). If required, a timekeeper has to show his stop-watch to the senior timekeeper. If there appears to be different opinions on determination of time showing by some stop-watch, the Senior Timekeeper has a right of the final decision.

3.12.6. Timekeepers may set hands of a stop-watch to the zero only after approval from the Senior Timekeeper.

3.12.7. The time shown by the competitor, who has finished first, is to be fixed by three stop-watches, and then the average is to be found. If there are two stop-watches only the time shown by the worse is to be recorded.

 Note: In the case if a result was written wrong in the protocol, it should not be erased, but should be crossed out clearly and correct time is to be written next to it. And it should to be attested by the Senior Timekeeper hand-sign.

3.12.8. After the competition in this discipline is over, the Senior Timekeeper hands all signed final reports (of timing) over the Executive Secretary (the Main Secretary) of the competitions.

 

3.13. Finish-judge:

 

A finish judge determines accuracy of performance at the finish, order of appearance of competitors, and distance between them, records signals of track judges.

 

3.14. Finish-secretary:

 

A finish-secretary draws up the final report (a finish protocol) and hands it over to the Senior Timekeeper already signed by a finish-secretary himself.

 

3.15. Announcer:

 

At each Competition there must be appointed an announcer.

3.15.1. The objective of an announcer is to promote Fire and Rescue Sport. He informs competitors, spectators, coaches and press about the process and the results of the given competition.

3.15.2. Announcer has:

a) to know the Competitions Regulations, individual and team records of every discipline;

b) to inform competitors and spectators about the best results shown during given competitions;

c) to announce orders and instructions of the panel of judges during given competitions;

d) to prepare speeches for solemn ceremonials with its approval by the Main Panel of Judges.

 

3.16. Inspector for Competition:

 

Inspector is an official designated and approved by the organization which conducts given competition. For the inspection of competitions organized by the International Sport Federation of Fire and Rescue Sport, an international judge – inspector must be appointed.

An inspector must:

a) guide his work according to the Competition Rules and these Regulations;

b) before the event get acquainted with the Regulations of given competitions, its jury and their qualification, with the state of the material base for sports in the venue, where competition is to take place;

a) if necessary, take action before the competition to address shortcomings;

d) inform the organization which conducts the competition, on deficiencies in the organization of competition and measures taken to address them;

e) get acquainted with supposed measures to ensure order and security during the competition;

f) if necessary, without interfering in the activities of members of the Main Panel of Judges and judicial teams to show them through the Chief Judge assistance noticed violations and make recommendations to address them, then monitor compliance;

g) at the end of the competition prepare a short text report, in which is necessary to note the progress of competitions, its positive side, the available deficiencies, to make recommendations for holding similar events;

h) attend the panel of judges before and after the competition;

 i) be part of the Main Jury but as subordinate and accountable only to the organization which conducts the competition and has nominated him for the position.

In some cases, the Inspector can reverse the decision of the Chief Judge and the Main Jury, if it is contrary to the Rules and Regulations of the competition.

 

3.17.  Physician (doctor) for the competitions:

 

The doctor is a member of the Main Panel of Judges. He has:

a) during application process to check fidelity of medical papers for competitors and to make sure that only admitted sportsmen compete;

b) to practice medical observation of competitors during the competitions;

c) to organize a doctor examination (for possible illnesses, injuries, etc.) and to approve possibility to continue to compete;

d) to inform the Chief Judge in case of withdrawing of a competitor from further competitions;

e) to check matching to sanitary regulations during competitions;

f) on request of the organizers – to organize dope control according to methods approved;

g) to hand over a medical report on sanitary and doctor support with conclusions and suggestion for next competitions to the Chief Judge and given competition organizers after the end of the competitions.

 

 

3.18. Judges' team for an obstacle course competition

 

Judges

2 tracks

3

tracks

4

tracks

Senior Judge

Starter 

Second Starter 

1

1

-

1

1

1

1

1

1

Starter's assistant

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

Judge for participants

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

Senior timekeeper

1

1

1

Timekeeper

 

4

 

6

 

8

 

Judge at obtacle

 

3

 

6

 

6

 

Secretary on finish

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

Judge at finish

1

1

1

 

  

3.19. Judges’ team for climbing with hook ladders into the window of the 4th floor of a training tower:

 

For this event instructed insurers are to be appointed. Insurers are to take places at each floor of a training tower, one by each window.

 

 

Judges

2tracks

3tracks

4tracks

 

 

 

 

Senior judge

1

1

1

Starter 

1

1

1

Starter’s assistant

1

1

2

Judge for competitors

1

2

2

Senior timekeeper

1

1

1

Timekeeper

4

6

8

Judge at the training tower

1

1

2

Judge at ladders (start)

1

1

1

Finish-secretary

1

1

1

Finish-judge

1

1

1

 

 

 

An insurer can touch a competitor or a ladder with his hands only in case of obvious danger of falling of the competitor or the ladder.

 

3.20. Judges’ team for relay-race:

 

 

Judges

1track

2tracks

 

 

 

Senior judge

1

1

Starter 

1

1

Starter’s assistant

1

1

Judge for competitors

1

2

Senior  timekeeper

1

1

Timekeeper

4

6

Track judge (at relay-race stage)

3

6

Judge at obstacle          

7

9

Judge at stem detachment line

1

2

 

 

 For realization of this event the competitions organizer provides sufficient number of maintenance staff, who work under the direction of the Chief Judge (the Main Judge).

 

3.21.  Judges’ team for the fire-attack competition:

 

 

Judges

1track

2tracks

 

 

 

Senior judge

1

1

Starter 

1

1

Starter’s assistant

1

2

Judge for competitors

2

4

Track judge

1

2

Judge for competitors

1

1

Senior timekeeper

2

4

Timekeeper

1

1

Finish-secretary

1

1

Finish-judge

1

2

Judge for firefighting

 

 

equipment

1

1

 

 

  

NOTE: The number of judges in groups may be changed by the decision of the Main Panel of Judges.

3.21.1. Judges are to take places so that they can fulfill best their duties, but also so that they can see all the competitors and their actions.

3.21.2. Judge for firefighting equipment checks accuracy for layout of equipment, correct use of  motor-pumps and other fire equipment.

3.22.3. If electronic devices are used in competition judges-operators for electronic devices may be included into judges’ groups.

 

4. COMPETITION RULES

 

4.1 General rules:

 

4.1.1. Schedule of events in types of competition is determined by Competitions Regulation or may be determined in place by the Main Panel of Judges (depending on special or weather conditions).

4.1.2. Rounds in every discipline are determined by casting of lots.

4.1.3. Casting of lots for rounds and tracks is to be performed by the Panel of Judges before the competition, in presence of team representatives.

4.1.4. The 100-metres obstacle course and climbing a training tower with a hook ladder is carried out in two attempts with semi-final and final rounds. Competitors with best results in semi-finals are qualified to final round. The amount of the competitors who will run in semi-final and final rounds, is to be determined according to the quantity of tracks.

4.1.5. While competition in 100-meter obstacle course and climbing a training tower with a hook ladder, the competitors who take part in a semifinal are those who has best results in one of the two attempts. Participants for the final are defined by the best results of semifinal runs.

4.1.6. Fire-attack deployment competition is conducted in two attempts. Fire-fighting relay-race competition among juniors is conducted in two attempts.

4.1.7. In case if he loses equipment during the event, a competitor must return and pick it up. If he doesn’t do so, his result is not valid.

4.1.8. If apparatus or equipment breaks or malfunctions, and this is not sportsman fault, the sportsman (or a team) may repeat the completion of the exercise under permission of the Main Panel of Judges.

4.1.9. On prescribed time before competitions all the competitors are allowed to test the apparatus of all disciplines.

 

4.2. Start:

 

4.2.1.  Running tracks are determined by casting of lots. So sequence of competitors’ names in the start report should correspond to the casting of lots results.

4.2.2. In case of absence of one or more competitors at the start, others take places according to the start list (without displacement).

4.2.3. To prepare for start in individual events (including posing of supports (plates), hoses, ladders, extinguishers etc.) competitors are given not more than 2 minutes (except fire-attack deployment competition), counting from the appeal for start of the following round. In fire-attack deployment competition sportsmen are to be given 5 minutes for starting preparements.

In case if a participant or group of participants delay round start, the starter may command him or them to stop preparing for the start and to direct him or them to the start position. If not ready – to express him or them a violation notice. If a sportsman isn’t ready after the second call, a warning (violation notice for a false start) may be declared to him or he can be disqualified.

4.2.4. Immediately before the start the starter assistants line sportsmen, who take part in the given round, approximately in 3 meters behind the start line, check their chest numbers and tracks for those recorded in the start protocol, explain sportsmen how the signal for start and for coming back in case of false start would be given (by voice or by shot or by whistle). Also they explain sportsmen how to use starting plates.

When sportsmen are ready assistants signalize to the starter. The starter gives pre-commands: ‘On start!’ and ‘Attention!’, on the language of the country where the competitions are held. It is allowed to make pre-commands by whistling: two whistles, first short, then the long one – for the command “On start!”, one long whistle for the command “Attention!”.

While the fire-attack deployment competition the command “Attention!” is not to be given.

During conducting of competitions on all types of the program (except for the fire-attack deployment competition) the low start is obligatory with the use of starting shoe trees. At carrying out of competitions in fire-attack deployment low or high start is authorized.

At the command ‘On start!’ competitors take their stand comfortably on the start line without touching it or the track behind it with hands or feet. Their hands and one knee should touch the ground and both legs must be fixed on plates.

Making sure that participants are ready, the starter gives command ‘Attention!’ after which any movement is not allowed. Competitors must get up keeping the hand-touch with the ground or a ladder and legs position on plates in previous manner. That sportsman who is late for taking immobile position may be warned and then, with the second warning – falsely started.

Making sure that all sportsmen are in right position the starter shoots a starting gun (or gives loudly a short command “March!”  simultaneously with fast lowering of the start-flag).

4.2.5. If the starter delays the start, he has to give a command ‘As you were!’. After that the competitors have to leave their stands and take them again only after new command.

4.2.6. Those sportsmen who first have made a move by body or put their hand or leg away from the ground or plate before the starter’s command (before the shot or the voice “March!” command), are committed false start and are given violation notice. If before or after the start signal the starter or somebody from assistants consider that some from the participants had started incorrectly, all participants must be stopped (by a second shot, by voice or by whistle), and must be lined up again on the start line.

The competitor (-s) who is (are) considered started incorrectly, is (are) given a violation notice. If incorrect start of a competitor (-s) causes an early start (before the start signal) of others, only the violator (-s) to be disqualified.

If the starter finds difficulty in establishing the one who committed a false start, he may to disqualify none.

4.2.7. The competitor, who has been charged in committing a false start, raises his hand to show that he has heard, and understands that he is disqualified.

4.2.8. All notices and decisions of the starter have to be entered into the start report (protocol). Any athlete who committed a false start in the race shall be disqualified for the attempt.

 

4.3. Race:

 

4.3.1. During the race a competitor must keep his track.

4.3.2. The Panel of Judges is allowed to withdraw a competitor or a team from competitions in given discipline:

- if the distance is taken reduced on other’s track. Except cases when a sportsman goes off from his own track as he is evidently off  balance or falling, if that doesn’t cause obstacle to another competitor;

 - in cases if the sportsman or the team used while the exercise somebody’s help of a forbidden kind;

- if entering the other’s track causes obstacle to another competitor.

 

4.4. Finish:

 

4.4.1. An event (exercise) is considered complete if a sportsman (a team) finishes without violating the rules of this type of competition. The result of a sportsman (a team) is to be fixed:

- when the sportsman touches the imagined plane of the finish but not by head, neck, legs or arms. The sportsman who considered as completed the exercise is that one who has run over the finish-line with all his body without external help. If a sportsman falls down after he has reached by chest the finish-line his result (time and place) is to be preserved if he then crossed the finish-line only with his own ability;

- when the sportsman stepped on the contact plates on the floor with both legs while the competition in climbing a training tower with a hook-ladder;

- when both targets, with the bulk for 10-litres each one, are full while the fire-attack deployment competition.

4.4.2. Order of completing the exercise and participant’s results are to be determined by judges for the finish and by timekeepers, or with the help of some electronic timekeeping device.

If electronic stopwatch fails to function or has been working for the part of distance only, the judges in the 100-m obstacle course, climbing a training tower with a hook-ladder and the fire-attack deployment consider readings of hand stop-watches (adding to it 0,25 sec for 100m obstacle course and 0,1 sec for climbing with a hook ladder).

4.4.3. All fixed results are considered to be official if approved by the Main Panel of Judges.

 

4.5. 100-m obstacle course:

 

100-m obstacle course competition has the following procedure:

a) a competitor with a stem stands at start line, without crossing it, a mode for the stem keeping is not determined;

b) while racing the competitor overcomes a barrier, takes hoses, overcomes a beam, joints the hoses, approaches branching, connect hoses and lay it. While overcoming a barrier it is not allowed to step on stands and slopes. Hoses can be carrying in any mode. It is allowed to connect (to joint) couplings each other, to hoses and to stem as on spot as on the move. If a sportsman jumps off the beam before finishing overcoming it, he should return and overcome it again. It is not allowed to move branching from its spot on a track;

c) after finishing completing the exercise all jointing couplings (connecting heads) must be connected firmly;

d) while crossing the finish-line a sportsman must keep hose-line in such a way that a judge may see its proper connection right, in other case the result may be not considered; 

f) it is forbidden for sportsmen to touch sleeves after the command «March!» given by the starter or the shot of a starting gun.

 

4.6. Climbing with a hook ladder into the window of a training tower:

 

While climbing with a hook ladder a competitor might not use insurance devices. On participant’s demand given competitions organizers must provide insurance devices.

Climbing with a hook ladder competition has the following procedure: a competitor takes his mark without touching the start-line with his feet. It is allowed to hold the ladder with hand (-s) in the mode which a sportsman prefers. On starter’s signal the participant starts and climbs into floors in any mode, without hampering participants on other tracks.

 It is prohibited to throw out the hook ladder while standing on a windowsill.

The competitor is considered finished if he touches the assaulted floor or a contact pad with both feet.

Notice: while conducting the competition a training tower must be belt with a safety net.

Remark: for safety net design see the Supplement 6.

 

4.7. Relay-race:

 

4.7.1. The race consists of four phases, each is 100 meters long.

4.7.2. Each team member has a right to run one phase only. In competitions among juniors first two phases can be run only by sportsmen from the youngest (13-14 years old) and the middle (15-16 years old) age groups. The last two phases can be run only by sportsmen from the senior age group (17-18 years old).

4.7.3. The fire-hose end stem is considered as a baton in the relay-race competition.

4.7.4. For passing the baton there is passing zone of 20 meters length. Determining factor here is position of the stem, not the competitor. The competitor may start ten meters before the passing zone while taking the baton from his team-mate. The stem could be carried in any mode.

The last competitor has to cross the finish line with the stem in his hand. In the case of falling down of the stem during its passing may be picked up only by the passing competitor. If the stem falls down on the neighboring track it is allowed to pick it up but without impeding other competitors. Otherwise the team may be disqualified.

4.7.5. The competitor who has passed on the baton (stem) to the next competitor may leave the track only after making sure that he doesn’t impend to other participants.

Any help to the competitor while completing the phase is prohibited. The team which has violated this rule must be disqualified.

4.7.6. Firefighting relay-race competition has the following procedure:

a) a competitor stands behind the start-line with the stem and the ladder (while juniors competition a ladder must be leaned to the house) ;

b) a competitor starts on starter’s signal or command. While the next phases competitors start without additional command, right after the baton is passed;

c) first phase: a competitor runs up to the house (the hurdle), climbs up to the top of it with a hook- ladder, runs to the end of the roof, jumps down on the track so that he should reach the ground further the limiting line. If he jumps down before the limiting line he has to return and to overcome the house again;

d) second phase: after the baton is passed the second competitor should overcome the barrier and he is not allowed to step on stands and slopes. As he jumps down the ground fuel in the pan gets kindled;

e) third phase: the competitor takes the stem, runs up to hoses, takes them and overcomes the beam (carrying the pipe and the hoses), then runs up to the branching, joints hoses to it, then lays it. Hoses may be carried in any mode. Jointing hoses with each other and connecting to the stem may be performed on spot or on the move. The stem should be joint to a hose before ’uncoupling line’, and should be uncouple after the line. Position of hoses after uncoupling of stem doesn’t make difference. If the competitor jumps off the beam before the limiting line he has to return and to overcome it again. When the stem is handed over to the 4th phase runner all coupling half nuts should be joint;

f) fourth phase: the competitor takes the stem, runs to the fire extinguisher, takes it and extinguishes the burning pan. It is prohibited to leave the fire extinguisher in the pan after fire has been extinguished.

Setting of the extinguisher provides the sportsman himself.

If the sportsman fails to extinguish the fire with the first extinguisher, he uses the second one.

The exercise considered to be completed if there is no fire in pan or near it while the sportsman being finishing.

If the fire hasn’t been extinguished because of extinguisher’s malfunctioning, under the decision of the Main Jury the team may have to run a race again.

While international competitions a pan must be heated up by burning of the fuel liquid.

The second extinguisher is to be posed in 1,5 meters from the pan, on the left if the track is first and on the right if the track is second (see the Supplement 9).

All pans must be heated by burning the inflammable mixture which consists of 30 liters of water, 2 liters of kerosene and 0, 25 liters of petrol, for 10 minutes before the first round has started. Casting of extinguishers and mixtures is conducted in places where these things are to be received by teams.

On the day of training all extinguishers must be provided to the Main Judge for overseeing.

 

4.8. Fire attack deployment:

 

4.8.1. For this event a portable push-button motor pump produced by ROZENBAUER VOX or one of the same modifications is used.

4.8.2. It is allowed to test a pump before the beginning of the first round and in case of its pump replacement, with taking and supplying water.

4.8.3. Detailed procedure of the fire-attack deployment see in addendums №№ 1, 1.1., 2, 2.1..

 

4.9. Double-event:

 

4.9.1. Double-event includes:

a)  100-metres obstacle course;

b)  climbing with a hook ladder into the window of the 4th floor of a training tower.

4.9.2. The final result is defined as a total sum of the results shown by a competitor in both parts. Double-event may be held in one or two days.

 

5. PLACES OF COMPETITION. DEVICES AND OTHER EQUIPMENT

 

The organization, responsible for conducting given competitions, has to prepare and provide participants with hook ladders for climbing a tower and relay-race, hose-branch connectors, motor pumps, hoses and other equipment and devices coherent to the competition rules, and then to present it under demands of team representatives.

Competitions should be conducted only on the sports facilities with synthetic covering tracks.

While conducting competitions in the fire-attack deployment cover of the track can be of any kind.

While conducting competitions on race-tracks starting tables with numbers correlating on numbers of tracks and with a minimum height of 0.5 m must be installed.

The finish must be equipped with a special tower for placement of judges-timekeepers. The start must be equipped with a pedestal for a starter and "baskets" for competitors’ sportswear.

Labels on tracks are permitted only if are of an adhesive tape (plaster, colored tape) with obligatory subsequent removal by judges.

 

5.1 The facility for the 100-metres obstacle course competition:

 

5.1.1. Each track minimal length is 115 meters and minimal width is 2 meters.

There must be also spare grounds in front of the start line and behind the finish line (5 and 10 meters long respectively).

If during the competitions two or more tracks are used, width of each should be no less than two meters.

5.1.2. Should be marked with white, across the track:

a) the  start line – in the beginning of the track;

b) the finish line – in the end of the track.

All lines should be 5 cm wide. The start-line should be considered in total coverage of the track, the finish-line is longer than the distance on the track. Finish racks are situated on the finish line, 30 cm from each track edge.

5.1.3. In the case of race on separate tracks their number shields should be placed within 3-5 meters off the start line and be clearly visible to judges and spectators (track numbers are to be counted from the inner track edge).

5.1.4. Color signal flag or horizontal light barrier are used for signalizing to the starter on timekeepers and finish judges readiness, as well as for signals from judges while phases of the relay-race.

5.1.5. The devices installed on the track are as follows:

a) a barrier (23 meters away from the start line) which is 2 meters high (for juniors of 13-17 years age group – 170 cm high), 2 meters wide and 40-50 cm thick. For improving legs-gripping contact with the surface of the barrier, some material (rubber or its equivalent) is to be packed or bonded on its both sides;

b) two hoses in rolls (28 meters from the start line)

c) a beam which front gangway’s edge is situated on 38 meters from the start-line and front beam’s edge – in 39, 6 meters (while installation of a beam for juniors of 13-17 years age group support legs are not to be moved). The upper surface of the beam is plain, 18 cm wide. The beam is fixed horizontally on the support legs. Its length is 8 meters, its upper surface is 120 cm above the ground (for juniors of 13-17 years age group – 80 cm above the ground). Gangways, which are attached to both ends of beam, are 2m long and 25cm wide.

The surface of beams can be from any solid (universal) coverage that allows to run in shoes with spikes.

Across gangways’ upper surface cross bars are to be attached. Bar width is 5cm, height is 3 cm, distance is 35cm between bars’ center points.

The white limiting line has to be marked across the track right after beam’s end (in 47 m 60 cm from the start-line).

d) a hose branch-connector with three cranes which connecting head should be established on a line of the mark in 75 m from the start-line.

 

5.2. Competition ground for climbing with a hook ladder:

 

5.2.1. The ground is 50 meters long and no less than 10 meters wide (on conditions that a training tower has four windows in horizon).

5.2.2. The training tower is a four-story building. Its front (the vertical plane) has to be plank having the following:

a) two or more windows on each floor (except for the first floor) 110x187cm in size;

b) the distance between the window and the outer edge of the wall is no less than 65 cm;

c) windowsill is 37-39 cm wide;

d) the distance between the windowsill and the floor ground is 80+7cm (when contact pad is used);

e) the distance between the windowsill of the first floor and the ground is 425 cm, between windowsills and grounds of further floors – 330 cm;

f) a safety-pad must be prepared in the front of the tower, along all its width, on the line of the race-track;

NOTE: windowsills of, 2nd, 3d, and 4th floor should extend 3cm off front panel of the tower. A rubberized material (as used in hose) is attached to front part of 2nd, 3d, and 4th floors’ windowsills.

g) there must be no apertures or ledges on the front panel of the training tower except for windows. On the front of the tower below 2nd floor’s windowsill for the entire width of front a bar (6x6cm) should be attached. Distance from lower surface of bar to upper surface of given windowsill is 320cm.

It is allowed to fix iron planks, plastic, veneering-wood or rubber on the front side of the tower below 2nd floor’s windowsill in order to protect the competitors’ hands from splinters. The right side of the windowsills (on the right hand of sportsmen) may be upholstered with special rubber sport covering or of a kind (as used to cover race-tracks);

h) there must be plates no less 150 cm width from the front of tower on every floor of the tower, with exit to stairs of the tower. Stationary-railed stairs, with a fence, are situated inside the tower (in the inactive area);

i) the training tower must be supplied with a safety-net (see the Supplement 6);

i) there must be a safety pad (a preventive pillow) on the ground in front of the front side of the training tower. It should be no less than 1 m thick, 4 m wide and has to extend over tower measures for at least 1 m. This pad or pillow of the indicated thickness is made out of filing up, consisting of mixture of the sand and sawdust, mixed in correlation on volume 50X50 %, which is poured by a layer 50sm on springy foundation. Thickness of this springy foundation is 50 cm.

Between the springy ground and the backfilling some laying out from the mat is to be done.

 Filling in the hole should be loosened enough, but at the same level with a race-track. For driving water from the pit some ​​drainage should be done, or other way that provides the water flow.

5.2.3. The start line has to be marked on the track with white paint 32 meters 25 cm away from the foundation of the tower, and has to be parallel to the front side of it. The tracks have to be no less than 1.7 meters wide each one.

 

5.3. Features of indoors competitions:

 

Competitions have to be held in venues with central heating, also with tracks and a training tower, suitable for conducting competitions in 100-m obstacle course and climbing with a hook-ladder. It is recommended to conduct international competitions in special sport complexes with venues possessing 2-4 race-tracks.

Tracks for the 100-metres obstacle course has to be no less than 115 meters long (not including 5-metres area before the start line and 10-metres area behind the finish line). If it is not possible to provide needed area behind the finish line, then soft rests have to be provided for sportsmen safety.

 

5.4. Tracks for the relay race:

 

5.4.1. A track has to be 400 meters long and 2 meters 40 cm wide. It is separated from the inner field with a colored in white border, which is 3 cm high and at least 5 cm thick.

5.4.2. Tracks number counts from the inner border. All tracks are separated from each other by white lines (each 5 cm wide) which are to be marked by outside edge of each track. The width of separating lines on the right hand of sportsmen is considered as part of the entire width of the track.

5.4.3. All measurements are taken according to measurement lines, which are to be considered 30 cm from the inner border for measurement of the first track, and for others – 20 cm from the neighboring track. All measurements are to be performed with a steel measure-tape.

5.4.4. The start line and the finish line are marked across all tracks with white, vertically at right an angle to the inner border.

The transmission area of 20m length is marked within each lap area. The transmission area is confined by the two white lines 10m ahead, and 10m behind 100m line. 10m ahead start of laps 2,3, and 4, take-off run lines for participants of runs are to be marked. Width of transmission (baton-passing) area lines is 5 cm, and is not considered for transmission area measurements.

In the relay-race competition phases and baton-passing zones are indicated with tapered uprights, which minimum height is of 0.3 m, located on the width of the dividing line.

5.4.5. The following obstacles are to be set on the track:

a) the first phase: the front side of ‘the house’ is 30 meters from the start line. ‘The house’ is 5 meters long and 2, 5 meters high (from the ground to the ridge of the roof). The roof is gable (has two slopes), its length is 4 m, each slope is 1,5 m wide and has a pitch with inclination is 30 ° . A bar (each 10 cm wide and 6 cm high) have to be fixed across the slopes in 20 cm from the lower edges. The ‘the house’ foundation line is 2,0-2,4 m. A horizon platform, 1m long, 1, 75 m high and 2, 5 m wide, is set immediately after the ridge ends on the track (a second horizontal area of 1 m in length and with 90 cm height from ground, with width 2.0-2.4 m, additionally establishes for juniors, and stairs are attached to the house).

The side of the roof, which faces the start line, is sawed on 30 cm in both sides from the rib of roof on the depth of 5-7 cm. The surface of “the house”, which sportsmen run on, is recommended to be upholstered with special rubber sport covering or other of this kind (so as a sportsman may easy run in shoes with spikes).

The front panel of ‘the house’ is plank, in the edge of the platform a head the limiting line is to be marked.

b) the second phase: the fence (the barrier) is to be set in 50 meters forehead the start line. Its height must be 2 m (for juniors – 1,7 m);

c) the third phase: two hoses in rolls are set in 15 meters forehead the start line.

The beginning of a gangway of the beam is set in 25 meters forehead the start line. The limiting line has to be marked across the entire track at the end of the beam with white color;

d) the fourth stage: in 20 meters forehead beginning of the phase a fire-extinguisher is set, the pan is set 50 meters behind the start line. The pan is 1, 5 meters long and 1 meter wide, the height of borders is 20 cm.

The pan is filled with following liquids in given sequence: water – 30 liters, burning kerosene – 2 liters, petrol – 0,25 liter.

5.4.6. After each run of the competition the pan has to be cleared off, washed and refilled.

It is recommended to use 2-3 sets of pans at each competition.

 5.4.7. All the obstacles of the relay-race have to be installed on straight lines so competitors run in parallel with border lines of tracks. The fence is to be set along normal line, fore-side of a pan is to be set along normal line with declining of the left front corner of the pan 50 cm from the inner border.

5.4.8. Dimensions and bracing of other obstacles in the relay-race are equal to ones in the 100m obstacle course event.

 

5.5. Fire equipment:

 

5.5.1. The following demands have to be considered:

a) a hook-ladder: extension of  hook on a ladder – no less than 40 cm; weight of the ladder – no less than 8,5 kg, amount of stairs (number of steps) – 13.

It is allowed to use collapsible ladders for overcoming a “house” obstacle in relay-race and for climbing a training tower, if such ladders are adequate to the regulations of the given Rules;

b) a ladder for the relay-race: weight – no less than 8,5 kg;

c) fire-hoses (in pair): linen, synthetics, etc., the length – not less than 19 m, width – not less than 60 mm, weight – not less than 5 kg (for juniors from the youngest age group – at least 4 kg). It is allowed to apply the metallic and plastic connecting heads of the «RОТ» kind. It is allowed to have on hoses reliably fastened protective straps (insertions), which prevent from loosing hoses while a race-course. Compressing seals must be inserted at coupling heads;

d) a fire- stem: length – not less than 25 cm; weight – not less than 0,4 kg; straps are not more than 0,5 meters long;

e) a T-bend branching: with one central valve. It is set on the supporting lags  (not more than 4, with diameter 4 cm as max.), put on a track at chosen place. Lower fang of the coupling head is to be 6 cm above surface of the track as max. The angle between the half -nut of the branching and surface of the track is to be 90°. It is allowed to use particular fire-branches which match given requirements. It is prohibited to use a fire-branch on a platform;

f) dry powder fire-extinguishers are used in the 4th phase of the relay race. Powder extinguishers applied while the Firefighters Relay-Race at the fourth phase must have a weight charge a 5 kg + 1 kg, and the total weight of a fire extinguisher with a charge must be no more than 10 kg.

 

5.6. Sport venue:

 

5.6.1. The administration of given venue, along with the organization which conducts the competition, is responsible for the quality of training facilities and sport competitions.

 5.6.2. The administration of the venue should provide the best possible conditions for competition and participation in sports:

         a) the number and the sanitary condition of dressing rooms and showers must comply with established hygienic standards;

         b) places for pre-start workouts of athletes must be prepared;

         c) places for gathering and pre-start monitoring of athletes must be identified and equipped;

         g) the venue of the competition shall fully comply with the rules and be equipped with a set of tools, equipment and furniture;

         d) there must be required amount of  measuring tools and equipment (scales, patterns, etc.) at the venue;

         e) measuring instruments and equipment must have passports and the stamps of some state control organization for their verification and admission to work, showing the passage of appropriate tests in a timely manner;

         g) the administration of the venue signs the paper report for readiness of the venue for the competition, also ensuring order and safety for athletes, officials, spectators and other persons who attend the venue during the competition;

         h) the venue must be equipped with the means necessary for providing information to athletes, officials, spectators, media (radio, score-boards at the venues, stationary alpha-numeric display, demonstration records, pointers, etc.);

         i) the administration of the venue provides and makes available to the Jury and the organizers of the given competitions with all facilities necessary for the work: a judicial sector on the podium, a room for the judges, a room for the Secretariat, a room for the awarding group and for the committee responsible for the admission of athletes (the Mandatory Commission), a room for the Chief Judge, the press center, a room for the Jury of Appeal, a place for duplicating equipment, a venue for doping control, etc., all with appropriate furniture, lighting, communications, facilities and signs, etc.;

         k) the administration of the venue provides participants and the Jury with shelter(s) from rain and sun;

         l) the venue must require conditions appropriate to medical care for athletes and medical assistance to other persons who present at the competitions;

         m) the venue should provide facilities for the doping control of athletes;

         n) the venue must have a telephone network that provides communication to athletes with the Secretariat, the press center and other facilities, used for competitions;

         o) the venue should possess a possibility to show the competition with means of television, also providing work conditions for photographers;

         p) before and during the competitions the venue should be colorfully decorated with flags, banners, slogans, greetings and other graphic materials (including advertising);

         s) the administration of the venue provides the solemn ceremonies with necessary equipment, hardware and accessories;

         t) the administration of the venue is responsible for ensuring security and maintaining public order;

         u) in the days of competition buffets for meals of participants, officials, media representatives and spectators must be organized within the venue.

 

6. REGISTRATION OF RECORDS AND TOP ACHIEVEMENTS

 

6.1 General rules:

 

6.1.1. The result is considered a record if it exceeds or repeats the result shown in a firefighting and rescuing sport discipline at official international competitions, strictly according to rules valid at moment of Competitions and should be affirmed by the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers.

6.1.2. The absolutely best result shown in given discipline is fixed as a record.

6.1.3. Registration of the top achievements of competitions held outdoors and indoors is realized separately.

 

6.2. Fixing of records:

 

6.2.1. A record is a result shown in preliminary rounds, finals, qualifications, restarts for individual championship (is held with exact time measurements). A discipline, within which the result was shown in, must be included into given Competitions Regulations Program.

The result may be registered as a record if it is shown in competitions devoted to the memorable dates, holidays, etc. which have not been scheduled, but were held strictly according to the competition rules.

There are necessary conditions that the program of the competition must be published not less than three days before its beginning, and not less than three participants have had valid results in the discipline the record has been shown in.

6.2.2. Records at international competitions are to be registered by an electronic device. The competition has to be started by a shot from a starting gun.

6.2.3. Records at international competitions have to be registered by the electronic time-keeping. In this case the result is considered to be a record if it exceeds the previous one by 0, 01 sec.

6.2.4 Results in the 100-meter obstacle course (including rounds in the Double Event), shown in conditions of favorable wind with 2m/sec average velocity, cannot be registered as records. The result claimed as a record must be checked by the Main Judge or his deputy. All the apparatus and equipment, with which the record is set, are to be checked.

6.2.5. The top achievement in the Double Event is recorded only on the results of preliminary attempts in overcoming the 100-meter obstacle course and climbing a training tower with a hook-ladder.

6.2.6. Measuring instruments (stop-watches, tape-lines, and other devices used for measurements of time, distance and weight using which the judges fix and check record must correspond the Government Standards Regulations.

World Record, Record of Europe, or Record of Asia can be registered under following conditions:

-  the given competitions are listed in the annual schedule for sport events of the International Sport Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers (the ISFFR);

- the Main Panel of Judges for the given competitions is approved by the ISFFR;

- a supervisor, appointed by the ISFFR for supervising the process of given competitions, is included into the Main Panel of Judges;

-  not less than 10 international teams compete;

-  the competitions were held according to the Fire and Rescue Sport Rules, all reports are presented, also as certificates of correspondence to certain demands of sport equipment, time-measurement equipment.

 

6.3. Procedure of registration of records:

 

6.3.1. All claimed results are to be affirmed as records after the checking of all reports of the Panel of Judges.

6.3.2. For affirmation of a record shown at international competitions the special document have to be presented to the International Federation of Firefighters and Rescuers in two printed copies (with special letterhead approved by the ISFFR).

The document is to be made for each result, exceeding or repeating existing records, even if the existing record was exceeded or repeated several times in one day. The document comes with:

a) original (working) report of the competition in a given discipline;

b) print of the photo-finish if electronic timekeeping device was used.

Abovementioned documents have to be sent to the ISFFR by competitions organizers within10 days from the day when the record result was achieved.

All documents are to be checked by the ISFFR for accuracy of  drawing up, and correspondence to the Competitions Regulations, than to be affirmed.

6.3.3. If two or more competitors show equal top result in a same day of the competitions, in different preliminary or final rounds, all of them are to be considered recordsmen independently of the places they have finally take. In that case they should be listed in alphabetical order in the table of records.

6.3.4. If two or more competitors make equal stop-watches readings in the same round, all of them are to be considered champions. In that case they should be listed in the table of records according to places taken in final round.

6.3.5. If during a natural day in different cities several competitors show equal result in a discipline all of them are to be considered recordsmen. In this case they should be listed in the table of records according to the chronology of their achievements in astronomical (absolute) time.

 

Appendixes and supplements are under translation.

 

3.18. Judges’ team for the 100-metres obstacle course

                                            

Judges

2tracks

3tracks

4tracks

 

 

 

 

Senior judge

1

1

1

Starter 

1

1

1

Starter (second)

-

1

1

Starter’s assistant

1

1

2

Judge for competitors

1

2

2

Senior timekeeper

1

1

1

Timekeeper

4

6

8

Judge at obstacle

3

6

6

Finish-secretary

1

1

1

Finish-judge

1

1

1

 

 

 

2. Participants of competitions.

2.1. Age groups:

- juniors youngest – 13-14 years old;

- juniors middle – 15-16 years old;

- juniors senior – 17-18 years old;

- adults – 19 years old and elder.

2.1.2. Juniors are allowed to take part in competitions one rank elder their age group if they have a respective permission from a medical body or from a physician.

 

Conditions for team result validation for adults (men):

 

1) 100-meters obstacle course, 8 persons, 6 results;

2) climbing with hook-ladders on the 4th floor of a training tower, 8 persons, 6 results;

3) firefighters’ relay-race, 2 teams, 1 result;

4) fire-attack deployment, 1 team (7 people), 1 result.

 

Conditions for team result validation for juniors:

1) climbing with hook-ladders on the 2d floor of a training tower (13-14 years old), 3 persons, 2 results;

2) climbing with hook-ladders on the 3d floor of a training tower (15-16 years old), 3 persons, 2 results;

3) climbing with hook-ladders on the 4th floor of a training tower (17-18 years old), 3 persons, 2 results;

Common pass: for 6 results.

4) 100-meters obstacle course (13-14 years old), 3 persons, 2 results;

5) 100-meters obstacle course (15-16 years old), 3 persons, 2 results;

6) 100-meters obstacle course (17-18 years old), 3 persons, 2 results;

Common pass: for 6 results.

7) firefighters’ relay-race, 1 team (4 people), 2 attempts, 1 result;

Common pass: for 1 result.

8) fire-attack deployment, 1 team (6 people), 2 attempts, 1 result;

Common pass: for 1 result.

 

 

 

№/№

Type of competition

Number of competitors from one team

Passing result

      1.

100-meters obstacle course

8 people

6 results

2.

Climbing to the 4th floor of a training tower

8 people

6 results

3.

Firefighters relay-race

2 teams

1 result

4.

Fire-attack deployment

1 team

(7 people)

1 result