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Physical Assessment Test

Each applicant must pass a physical ability assessment, as prescribed by the Fort Worth Fire Department and approved by the Fort Worth Civil Service Commission, demonstrating the applicant is physically capable of performing the essential job functions for the position of firefighter.

The assessment includes a 1.5-mile run that must be completed in 13 minutes 57 seconds. Those who successfully complete the run will be asked to return at a later date to perform the following six events:

  • Event 1: Stair Climb
  • Event 2: Equipment Carry
  • Event 3: Ladder Raise and Extension
  • Event 4: Hose Drag
  • Event 5: Ceiling Breach
  • Event 6: Roof Breach/Forcible Entry
  • Event 7: Rescue
  • Event 8: Confined Space Search

Events are performed in succession, and the maximum time allowed to complete all events is 5 minutes 30 seconds. The assessment is pass/fail.

For more information, visit the Fire Recruitment page.

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