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Firefighter CPAT Testing

What is the CPAT test?


CPAT stands for Candidate Physical Ability Test. This test was developed by the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness/Fitness Initiative. Fire Departments use the CPAT to assess the physical condition and abilities of potential candidates.



The CPAT test consists of eight separate events.  

Event 1 - Stair Climb

Event 2 - Hose Drag

Event 3 - Equipment Carry

Event 4 - Ladder Raise and Extension

Event 5 - Forcible Entry

Event 6 - Search

Event 7 - Rescue

Event 8 - Ceiling Breach and Pull


The this test is a sequence of events requiring you to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner.

For more information and preparation for the CPAT test go to my website, CPAT Firefighter Test .


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