The Round Rock Fire Department requires fire fighter candidates to pass a physical ability test before hiring. Firefighting is very demanding and requires good physical conditioning.
This page provides information about the Round Rock Fire Department's standard Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).
Candidate Physical Ability Test
The Candidate Physical Ability Test is a standardized test to identify individuals who have the physical attributes to perform the job of a firefighter. The test has eight separate job-related physical tasks performed in a continuous sequence. The Orientation Guide provides a detailed description of the course.
The maximum time to complete the course is 10 minutes and 20 seconds. Test scores are issued on a "Pass/Fail" basis.
All candidates must be 19 years of age and must show a federal (i.e. passport or visa), state (i.e. Driver's license), local government, school or, military photo identification to be admitted to the CPAT site. Those applicants without a photo ID will not be permitted to take the CPAT.
Candidate Physical Ability Orientation
The Department's Candidate Physical Ability Orientation (CPAO) provides information about the physical and mental rigors of being a fire fighter. The orientation includes a video, practice test tasks and training tips. As an applicant, you are required to attend two (2) CPAT Orientations and the two (2) timed run throughs of the course that are scheduled thourghout the two months after the written test and held before the actual CPAT test date.
Those who wish to attend the Orientation Class must be 19 years of age and present a federal (i.e. passport or visa), state (i.e. Driver's license), local government, school or, military photo identification at the time of class. For more information on the CPAT, please review the Preparation Guide.
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