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Houston Texas, USA Fire Department

Below is a specific assessment protocol for the Houston Fire Department in Texas. This information is presented for discussion and may be out of date - for the latest information see official sources. There is also a general Fire Service Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) used by many US Fire Departments.

Houston Fire Department Assessment Tests

The Houston Fire Department uses a job-related physical ability test designed to test determine if an applicant has the strength and endurance needed to perform the job duties of a firefighter. These job duties require balance, coordination, strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness. Applicants will be tested over seven (7) timed, pass/fail events while wearing gloves and an air pack

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