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Firefighter Physical Ability Test

  • The test consists of seven critical physical tasks that simulate actual job duties that are required of Firefighter/EMT
  • Candidates should dress in comfortable clothing (shorts/sweatpants, t-shirt/sweatshirt, safety shoes or sneakers)
  • The events of the Ability Test are listed below and fully detailed in the Administrative Procedure
  • The events are demonstrated below in video segments by current Fire Rescue personnel

Physical Ability Test Administrative Procedure Manual

Timed Events

Stair Climb/Equipment Shuttle

Simulated Ladder Extension

Forcible Entry Simulation

Charged Line Advance

Victim Rescue - Mannequin Drag

Untimed Events

  • Aerial Climb
  • Confined Space Simulation