Testing - Firefighter/Medic Recruit


The Firefighter/Medic Recruit testing process covers three areas.

  • Written Exam
  • Panel Interview
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) will be administered after hire, if applicable.

What's Next?

If you understand the testing procedure and have already read the requirements, then head on over to our application page and apply today.

Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) – What to Expect (Newport News)

The two areas most affecting the success of candidates in the CPAT are:

  • Upper body strength
  • Cardiovascular stamina

It is in your best interest to consider adopting or incorporating exercises likely to improve these areas into your physical conditioning regimen.

You are encouraged to dress comfortably for physical exertion, including athletic or other non-slip footwear. NNFD will outfit each candidate in turnout clothing (helmet, coat, gloves) and a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) backpack.

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