This event uses an enclosed search maze that has obstacles and narrowed spaces. It simulates the critical task of searching for a fire victim with limited visibility in an unpredictable area.

This event challenges aerobic capacity, upper body muscular strength and endurance, agility, balance, anaerobic endurance, and kinesthetic awareness.

The Test
  • For this event, the candidate crawls through a tunnel maze that is approximately 3 feet high, 4 feet wide, 64 feet in length, and has two 90° turns and multiple obstacles
  • In addition, there are two locations where the dimensions of the tunnel are reduced

  • If at any point the participant chooses to end the event, he/she can call out or rap sharply on the wall or ceiling and will be assisted out of the maze although doing so will result in failure of the event
  • Failure also will occur if the candidate requests assistance that requires the opening of the escape hatch or opening of the entrance/exit covers