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Candidate Physical Ability Test

Physical Ability Testing

The job of a fire fighter is one of the most physically demanding jobs in North America. It requires high levels of cardiopulmonary endurance, muscular strength and muscular endurance. Therefore, testing candidates for these abilities is crucial . The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is a one of the tools used in determining the qualifications of firefighter candidates

The Candidate Physical Ability Test consists of a sequence of eight separate events, requiring you to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner. The maximum time to complete the course is 10 minutes and 20 seconds.



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