Physical Agility for a beginner.
Hey guys I'm Michael, first post!
Recently moved to a small town with a volunteer fire department in Northern California. Exploring the neighborhood with the wife and kids one day, I stumbled upon the fire station and talked with a few guys. My wife and I ended up turning in applications.Fast forward 3 months we had essentially forgotten about this when we got a letter in the mail for the Physical Agility Test. The letter was pretty vague so I googled stuff and came upon the CPAT information. The test date was only 3 days out from the day we got the letter, so we had little time to get ready.
The Day of the test it hailed and poured rain, so it was cancelled. However I was able to get some literature from the Chief about the test. It appears to be a variation of the CPAT I guess, so not exactly what I was thinking but looks a little less intimidating actually. Literature stated first time applicants had 15 minutes to complete the course. Do you guys have any tips for someone with ZERO fire experience? I am a tow truck operator as my full time gig and that can at times be moderately demanding however neither of us 'work out' per say, my wife however is a stay at home mom with a desire to serve. So we're just looking for some pointers or advice you may all have to offer.
My goal would be to become a fully certified firefighter/emt, while my wife is more interested in the EMS side. Ive lurked for awhile and now finally have a reason to create an account and post, thank you for your time!