Back in the day most career fire departments had their own firefighter fitness test requirements. Most career fire departments now have candidate physical ability tests (CPAT) administered to prospective candidates. They include eight continuous on a path, exercise drills that must be completed in 10 minutes and 20 seconds and is pass or fail. […]
Archives for September 2011
In memory of the 10-yr anniversary of those who died on Sept. 11 2001. We shall never forget.
Via Michael Webb: UPDATE MONDAY (9/5), @austintexasgov: AFD has reached adequate number of reserve firefighters, NO need to continue calling 978-1187 or 974-0400 at this time (Area code 512–same #). PLEASE CIRCULATE SO THE FIREFIGHTERS CAN DO THEIR JOB INSTEAD OF ANSWERING PHONES.