Test Preparation Manual (TPM) Test
   Physical Ability Test (PAT)
   Structured Interview Package (SIP)
   Consortium Testing
   Certified Firefighter Test (CFT)
   Fire Promotion Assessment Package
   Practical Skills Test (PST)
   Work Styles Inventory (WSI)
   TPM Pratice Test

Video Clips From FSI's
Physical Ability Test

Event 1      Dry Hose Drag
Event 2      Charged Hose Drag
Event 3      Halyard Raise 
Event 4      Roof Walk
Event 5      Attic Crawl
Event 6      Ventilation Exercise
Event 7      Victim Removal
Event 8      Ladder Removal&Carry
Event 9      Stair Climb With Hose
Event 10    Crawling Search
Event 11    Stair Climb With Air Bottles
                  & Hose Hoist
All Events  All Eleven P.A.T. Events
                  (7.3 MB)

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Physical 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:

Eleven critical 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.

Flexibility to meet the specific needs of your department in terms of equipment, events, distances, and passing scores.

A well-defined administration plan that maximizes the number of candidates that can be processed while being cost-effective in terms of facilities and proctors.


Choosing the PAT for your entry firefighter recruitment gives you a professionally developed and thoroughly validated measure of your candidates' physical capabilities.

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.

Customization. Surveys completed by your department ensure a test tailored to your equipment and SOPs while linked back to the validity database.

Pretesting. The PAT is pretested using your own firefighters to identify any required modifications and to establish a passing score tailored to your department's needs. Support. FSI provides consultation, job analysis forms, videos for proctor training and candidate orientation, and a complete administration manual.


Implementation 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 sbell@fireselection.com.

FSI's Physical Ability Test (PAT) Content Validity Report!

FSI is located at:
193 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 270
Folsom, CA 95630

phone: (888) 990-FIRE(3473)
fax: (916) 294-4240
email: info@fireselection.com