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ECFR to Hold Physical Abilities Test April 15

Published Mar 15, 2023

Escambia County Fire Rescue will hold a physical abilities test Saturday, April 15. The test will take place at Pensacola Fire Department Station 4, 1 N. "Q" St., at 8 a.m. and is open to anyone interested in joining Escambia County Fire Rescue. Participants should arrive 30 minutes early to sign in.

Florida certified firefighters with a certificate of completion must sign up for the certified test. Those without Florida fire certifications must sign up for the cadet test. The certified test is also open to volunteer firefighters needing a physical abilities test. Click here to register for the certified testClick here to register for the cadet test

In order to become an Escambia County Firefighter, participants must pass the test. Interviews for those who pass the test will take place on Monday, April 17. 

The certified test consists of:

  • 1 3/4" charged hose pull in 27 seconds
  • Keiser sled in 60 seconds
  • Tower evolution in six minutes

The cadet test consists of:

  • 25 push-ups in two minutes
  • 40 sit-ups in two minutes
  • Run 1.5 miles in 15 minutes
  • 1 3/4" charged hose pull in 27 seconds
  • Keiser sled in 60 seconds
  • Tower evolution in six minutes

Certified Escambia County Firefighters receive numerous benefits including a $2,000 sign-on bonus, competitive pay and health benefits, a 48/96 schedule, 14 paid holidays, special teams' incentive pay and more. Learn more and apply online at Watch a video of the physical abilities test here.

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