Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) is a preliminary physical test allowing departments to asses a persons ability to perform daily firefighting tasks often seen on a fire scene. There are eight elements to the CPAT test. Those elements are a stair climb, hose drag, equipment carry, ladder raise, maze search, victim drag, ceiling breach and pull, and forcible entry. This test was created and developed to seek out trainable and physically equipped individuals to create a hiring list. Peoria Fire Department conducts several sessions including an orientation and practice sessions.
CPAT Frequently Asked Questions
What is CPAT?
The Candidate Physical Ability Test is a reliable way to gain insight on how individuals will function on a fire scene. It allows departments to see the physical capabilities of future candidates.