NOTE: All timed tasks will be done in helmet, gloves, and 25 pound weight vest.
The applicant will climb to the top of an aerial ladder set at 70 degrees and extended to 100 feet, look down and verbalize the name of an item set on the ground, then descend down to the ground.
The timed tasks must be completed within the current fire department standard.
The applicant will carry a 50’ section of 3” hose, with a 2 1/2” nozzle attached, to the third floor of the drill tower and lay it on the floor in the designated location.
The applicant will move to the rail of the third floor and hoist a 50’ section of 3” hose (rolled), attached to a rope, up to the third floor and place it on the landing.
The applicant will proceed down the stairs to the ground. The applicant will move to the Kaiser machine and drive the weight, using the sledgehammer, the full length of the sled.
The applicant will proceed to the hose drag and drag a charged 1 3/4” hose line, with nozzle, a distance of 100 feet.
The applicant will proceed to the rescue drag and drag a 165 lb. Rescue dummy a distance of 100 feet.
All applicants for Apprentice Fire Fighter positions must successfully complete a physical performance assessment regardless of their age. The City of Richardson has no method to verify the physical condition of any applicant prior to their taking the physical performance assessment.
Applicants with actual or possible conditions of any nature that could be aggravated or which could endanger their health or physical welfare should:
Contact his/her own physician prior to taking the physical performance assessment as to the medical advisability of taking such examination;
- Withdraw from completing the physical performance assessment if any health factor could endanger his/her physical condition.
The City of Richardson, its agents, and employees do not assume any responsibility for your health condition or the effects that the physical performance assessment process could have relative to your health condition.