Friday, February 21, 2014

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)


Candidate Physical Ability Test(CPAT) 

Successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test(CPAT) is MANDATORY to advance in almost every fire department's hiring process after application submission and written test. Do not pass go do not collect $200. CPAT certificates are valid for (1) year after issue date. We accept external agency's CPAT certificates pending validation. 


Here are a few good CPAT books:





List of the CPAT Stations:
  • Stair Climb (climbing stairs while carrying an additional 25 lb. simulated hose pack)
  • Ladder Raise and Extension (placing a ground ladder at the fire scene and extending the ladder to the roof or a window)
  • Hose Drag (stretching uncharged hoselines, advancing lines)
  • Equipment Carry (removing and carrying equipment from fire apparatus to fireground)
  • Forcible Entry (penetrating a locked door, breaching a wall) and
  • Search (crawling through dark unpredictable areas to search for victims)
  • Rescue Drag (removing victim or partner from a fire building)
  • Ceiling Pull (locating fire and checking for fire extension)



What happens when a reporter takes the Candidate Physical Ability Test?  With very little training she made a strong go of the CPAT, but the endurance required quickly took its' toll!

Click here for CPAT License Information.

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