CPAT Class 96

El Paso Fire Department is gearing up for the next line of recruits. The CPAT, or Candidate Physical Ability Test, helps us pick out the best candidates out there and is one of the many needed steps just to get a chance to become a firefighter for the El Paso Fire Department.

The CPAT is a national standard physical test used around the United States by virtually every department. Here is what the course is about

1 Stair ClimbIMG_8555

2 Hose Drag

3 Equipment Carry

4 Ladder Raise and Extension


5 Forcible Entry


6 Search


7 Rescue

8 Ceiling Breach and Pull

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