April 26, 2010 by Nic
I’ve just been invited to the official physical assessment test for the new job I’m applying for! Here’s what I’ll have to do.
And in case you wondered, yes, I’m very, VERY nervous.
Note all scenarios will be performed in athletic attire (i.e. shorts/sweats-t-
shirt/Sweatshirt-running shoes) and a hydration system (ie camelback) no less than 70 oz full of
water, will be worn.
Scenario 1: Emergency Response Test (each event must be completed as described below to
Sit and Stand: Sit in chair and stand up unaided.
Bend and Reach: Pick up small item off floor.
Stair Descent: Continue from the above events to the stadium stairs and descend
40 steps (3 flights) safely to the ground as if responding to an emergency.
Drag: From bottom of steps drag “Juvenile Rescue Randy” (145lbs) 35 feet
Stair Climb: From the end of the drag portion respond back to the stairs and safely
ascend the stairs to the start point.
Crawl: Crawl 20 ft on floor-Scenario ends.
Scenario 2: Physical Fitness Instruction/Demonstration Test (each exercise must be explained
and demonstrated to pass)
The following exercises will be explained and demonstrated to the testing board. While
or after demonstrating, 10 repetitions will be performed. Candidates may use the attached
exercise descriptions for reference during the scenario and the candidate explanation and
demonstration is not required to be memorized.
(The main things I have to demonstrate are 10 “right angle” push ups and 10 sit ups)
Scenario 3: 15 Minute Continuous Run3
(must continuously run/jog at your own pace to pass)
The last test is the 15 minute continuous run. The applicant will be led to a standard
quarter mile track and will demonstrate running (without stopping, walking, or speed walking)
for 15 minutes. Applicants can run and set their own pace and their hydration system must
contain at least 70oz, as that will be the requirement for cadre and cadets alike.