PAT Maintenance Test Question
My Department calls our maintenance test a JRPAT, which is basically the Fire Fighter Combat Challenge. How many departments out there require a warm up or some type of stretching prior to taking your PAT? In our department you show up at the Fire Training Center, throw on your weighted vest and just take the test. We are a safety minded department and strive through different programs to reduce injuries and time away from the job. Am I wrong in thinking a warm up and stretching will reduce injuries during testing? I am thinking of making this suggestion to our Safety and PT Committees. Thanks for your input.