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 ALL CITY SPONSORED EVENTS ARE CANCELLED THROUGH JUNE 30 


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ALTERNATE SIDE STREET PARKING RULES WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM MAY 25 THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 7.

STREET PARKING METER HOURS WILL BE FROM 10AM-6PM.

 

 Written and Physical Exams

Physical Agility Test

Applicants must pass a written and physical examination, both of which will count equally toward a candidates total score. The physical strength/agility exam is designed to test the ability of the individual to perform, in a reasonable manner, the duties and responsibilities of a firefighter. To assist in preparing for the physical portion of the exam, each individual course is demonstrated in the videos below. Applicants have the opportunity to practice each course before the exam and two opportunities to pass each course during the exam.

Course Videos

Ladder Lift

Ladder Lift

A 28-foot extension ladder is hung from the side of a fire truck. You will grab the ladder, lift it off the hooks, and lower it to the ground. You may not drop the ladder. You may not take the ladder off the hooks one end at a time. After you have placed the ladder on the ground, you will step back. The test administrator will tell you to put the ladder back on the truck. You will put the ladder back the same way you removed it. Watch >


Ladder Climb

Ladder Climb

An aerial ladder will be extended to approximately 70 feet and will be at an angle of approximately seventy 70 degrees. You must climb to the top of the ladder, touch the top of the ladder, and return to the starting point on the ground. You may not stop for more than ten seconds at any point in the climb up or down. You must wear the safety belt supplied. Watch >

 


Hose Pull

Hose Pull

An aerial ladder will be extended to approximately 70 feet and will be at an angle of approximately seventy 70 degrees. You must climb to the top of the ladder, touch the top of the ladder, and return to the starting point on the ground. You may not stop for more than ten seconds at any point in the climb up or down. You must wear the safety belt supplied. Watch >

 


Donut Lift

Donut Lift

This test must be performed using the gloves provided. The test is performed from the roof of the drill tower. A donut hose is placed on the ground. A manila rope is tied to the hose and extends to the roof where the other end is tied. Wearing a safety belt which is provided, you will stand three feet behind the start/finish line and, on the instruction of the test administrator, cross the line, move to the rail, attach the safety belt, pick up the rope, and pull the donut of hose to the top, and over the rail. Watch >

 


Hose Carry

Hose Carry

You must carry a 100 foot section of 1½ inch hose from the ground up five floors and back to the ground. The hose will be folded and on the ground at the start of the test. The hose weighs approximately 55 pounds. If you drop the hose, you may pick it up. However, the hose must be carried on the shoulder. Dropping the hose will obviously increase the time it takes to complete this test. Watch >

 

 


Pulley

Overhead Pulley

This test must be performed using the same type of gloves used for the donut lift.You will use the gloves supplied. A ¾ inch manila rope will be attached to a 50-pound weight. The rope will extend upward and over a pulley and then down to the ground. For this test, you must pull the weight to a height of twenty feet above the ground and then lower the weight to the ground without losing control of the weight. Watch >