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    ok im 22yo and i have a written test on june 8th and need my cpat before i take it. i just recently graduated a fire academy which required a agility test to be accepted . the test consisted of a 50ft ladder climb, timed sledge/vent prop. and then a consecutivley time portion which included a dummy drag, 150ft 2 1/2 hose pull, 50lb hose carry up 3 stories, 50lb hose hoist 3 stories, 50lb hose carry back down, and smoke ejector you had 5:54 to complete this part the rest was untimed but you only had one try to do them , 2min rest, roof ladder removal and replacement, 2min rest, 35 extension ladder hoist.. i passed that test twice acutally with time of 3:50 and 4:30. ive been hitting the gym about 4 days a week at least . i think my cardio is pretty good because ran track and long distance in high school and my first year of college. do you think i will have alot of trouble. ive been doing the stairclimber at the gym for about 20 min each day as well. any tips or comment will help me a lot
    thanks-adam

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    That test you speak of taking sounds alot harder than the Cpat. YOu should not have too much trouble. Although, time is short.
    Review the Cpat events here: http://www.fireagility.com/cpat_events.php
    And read: http://www.fireagility.com/faq.php
    Then either borrow a weght vest, or use an old back back with sand and an old orange life vest. Remove the floaties. Add sand. Tape it shut with duck tape. Keep the weight of the life vest and the back pack even, and progress over time on the stair master. Start low and light, and work up slowly until you reach 3 minutes at 75 lbs.
    YOu sound like you will be fine!

    Dr. Jen
    Last edited by Drjmilus; 05-16-2006 at 04:44 AM.

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    The CPAT is not that tough. Don't sweat it. Sounds like you're prepared to smoke this thing.

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    Man, after that agility test a CPAT will be a breeze. Holy smokes - and I thought ours was tough!

    35ft extension raise
    Carry 100ft load of 1 3/4" up three stories
    Hoist 50ft of 3" with nozzle up three stories
    Move Kaiser machine 3 feet with 12 pound sledge
    Lay 100ft 3" with nozzle
    180 pound rescue dummy drag, backwards, 100ft

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    UPDATE!! took my cpat today and passed. honostly im a tall skinny guy (6'1" 170+/-) and i passed it no problem i could have gone alot harder too.. this test is all about endurance not strength... just work on cardio and supplement it with weights and you should be fine. thanks for everyones help

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