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  • What are the physical standards of a typical firefighter?

    How many miles should I be able to run in order to become a firefighter?

  • #2
    There is a lot more than just running. Look at what all the CPAT requires, that will give you somewhere to start. While I was in school we were running around 3 1/2 miles a day. Its not all about strength, stamina is a major plus.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mattrokni234 View Post
      How many miles should I be able to run in order to become a firefighter?
      All of them
      "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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      • #4
        Ask LA how far away he is from a structure fire. That should be your minimum.

        Sorry, couldn't resist.

        FM1
        I'm the one Fire and Rescue calls, when they need to be Rescued.

        Originally posted by EastKyFF
        "Firemens gets antsies. Theys wants to goes to fires. Sometimeses they haves to waits."

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        • #5
          You may want to look at the Cooper standards. We know nothing about you.
          Many departments that are paid have strict physical standards that will entail running 1 &1/2 miles in about 14 mins, is fair. 13:30 to 13:15 is good 13:14 to 12:40 is very good. If you are younger, these times are not as good as say someone in their 30's or 20's. Females get more time as well.
          Some volly companies have no physical requirements.
          Look at the Presidential Physical Fitness test to see how you rank. Then check with the dept you are trying to get on with to find out what their standards are. Then you know where you have to be.

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          • #6
            Link to CPAT information, another link is at the bottom of that page for the online library with the cpat manual etc.
            http://www.iaff.org/hs/CPAT/cpat_index.html
            Fire Service Interview questions - The blog that has REAL interview questions for firefighters, Engineers, Lieutenants, and Captains !

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            • #7
              1 more mile than me, sooooooooooooo, you'll never make it.
              ‎"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tajm611 View Post
                1 more mile than me, sooooooooooooo, you'll never make it.
                And faster than at least one guy. The bear/lion/etc will get the slowest 1st.

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                • #9
                  I'm fat...

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