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    Default State Agility testing including (Claustrophobia and Acrophobia)

    I was looking at a department in Indiana and noticed this on their hiring process page. Anyone ever heard of it or been through it. Curious as to what they might be doing...

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    well if you can not go through a tight maze with a face piece on or climb a ladder, you may not make it throught he physical agility test.

    is that your question??

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    Nope- I was just wondering what their test might include- I am not worried about a tight space or ladder, just curious to what the test actually involves, im the kind of guy who likes to mentally prepared for whats up or down.
    sorry for any spelling or grammar mistakes.

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    From my experience the claustrophobia test was a short course that you had to negotiate with a blacked out SCBA mask (often a hood placed on backwards over the mask). The acrophobia test is typically climbing up and down an aerial at a steady pace. Both are typically pass/fail either you can do it or you can't. When I was testing these were typically the last two portions of the test that were administered only if you passed the timed portion of the agility test.
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    thank you very much

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    Have you applied already??


    They do not give what the hiring process is? To include any physical agility test?

    Do they have a web site with any info???

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    No sir have not yet, currently theyre not accepting application. I am moving to the "area" and looking for departments in 100 mile radius. I happen to come across and they list that as one of their last requirements. They are really good about explaining every other step in the process, but that one is left very vague. The website is Ft Wayne Indiana FD under hirirng process. Didnt mean to dumb it down, but I loathe leaving about bits of info. Anyway let me know what you think.

    Sorry for any spelling or grammar mistakes

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    http://fortwaynefiredepartment.org/c...l-ability-test

    I wonder if they do more then above, but it does say they have practice sessions!!!!!!



    http://fortwaynefiredepartment.org/i...reparation.pdf

    ok now I see looks like an Indiana thing


    IC 36-8-3.2-3
    Physical agility and aptitude tests; adoption of standards; review
    Sec. 3. (a) The appointing authority shall adopt standards for firefighters establishing a physical agility test that:
    (1) does not discriminate on the basis of sex;
    (2) reflects the essential functions of the job; and
    (3) at a minimum includes testing the following:
    (A) Fear of heights (acrophobia).
    (B) Fear of confinement (claustrophobia).
    (C) Muscular strength.
    (D) Muscular endurance.
    (E) Cardiovascular endurance.
    (F) Musculoskeletal flexibility.
    (b) The appointing authority shall also adopt standards for firefighters establishing a general aptitude test.
    (c) The standards required by this section must be presented to the board of firefighting personnel standards and education established by IC 22-12-3-1 for review.
    As added by P.L.394-1987(ss), SEC.1. Amended by P.L.4-1992,





    either call around to other departments and ask what the normal test is, or look on other city dept web sites to see if you find anything,
    or call the state:::


    http://www.indianafiretraining.com/

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    also try youtube search

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    Thats where I did my CPAT. Ill give them a call when I go back to Indy again. Thanks

    sorry for any spelling mistakes.

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