Ability Test (PAT)
The PAT is a recently-revised
and validated test assessing candidates' ability to meet the physical
demands of the firefighter job. It features:
and physically-demanding tasks every firefighter must be able to perform.
A development process
that takes advantage of our large job analysis database but tailors
the test to your own agency's requirements.
meet the specific needs of your department in terms of equipment,
events, distances, and passing scores.
administration plan that maximizes the number of candidates that can
be processed while being cost-effective in terms of facilities and
Choosing the PAT
for your entry firefighter recruitment gives you a professionally
developed and thoroughly validated measure of your candidates' physical
Validity. Job analyses
from more than 300 firefighters in 41 fire departments were used to
validate the PAT. This large database documents the job-relatedness
of the test and increases its defensibility. Your agency's own job
analysis links you to the larger sample.
Surveys completed by your department ensure a test tailored to your
equipment and SOPs while linked back to the validity database.
PAT is pretested using your own firefighters to identify any required
modifications and to establish a passing score tailored to your department's
FSI provides consultation, job analysis forms, videos for proctor
training and candidate orientation, and a complete administration
of the PAT is carefully planned to ensure validity and to meet your
needs. To begin the process or for further information, please call
FSI at (916) 294-4242 or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FSI's Physical Ability Test (PAT) Content Validity
is located at:
193 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 270
Folsom, CA 95630
phone: (888) 990-FIRE(3473)
fax: (916) 294-4240