Candidate Physical Ability Testing

If you are serious about becoming a firefighter, you might want to tailor your fitness regimen to help you pass a firefighting physical ability test. The Candidate Physical Ability Test, administered by CFFJAC, measures the capabilities of firefighting recruits along eight job-specific areas.

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  • This event is designed to simulate climbing stairs in full protective clothing while carrying a high-rise pack (hose bundle).
    Stair Climb
  • This event simulates the critical tasks of dragging an uncharged hoseline from the fire apparatus to the fire occupancy and pulling an uncharged hoseline around obstacles while remaining stationary.
    Hose Drag
  • This event is designed to simulate the critical tasks of carrying power tools to and from a fire apparatus.
    Equipment Carry
  • This event is designed to simulate the critical tasks of placing a ground ladder at a fire structure and extending the ladder to the roof or window.
    Ladder Raise
  • This event is designed to simulate the critical tasks of using force to open a locked door or to breach a wall.
    Forcible Entry
  • This event is designed to simulate the critical task of searching for a fire victim with limited visibility in an unpredictable area.
    Search
  • This event is designed to simulate the critical task of removing a victim or injured partner from a fire scene.
    Rescue
  • This event is designed to simulate the critical task of breaching and pulling down a ceiling to check for fire extension.
    Ceiling Breach and Pull