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FTEC 044 - Physical Fitness and Ability for the Firefighter

Unit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite: Student must be able to lift 75lbs., drag a 150 pound "drag dummy", and use a sledge hammer in completion of a physical abilities test.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in college composition written at a college level and read college-level texts.

This course is designed to present in-service firefighters and interested students with information about conditioning and fire department physical ability test designs. The course includes manipulative drills needed to pass California physical abilities tests (PAT). This course will provide information on the most recently developed tests in Southern California, including the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) and the Biddle Physical Ability Test (PAT). Students learn about firefighter wellness programs and review basic nutrition as well as current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards pertaining to firefighter health and safety. Students must be able to perform basic firefighter activities including climbing, using sledge hammers, dragging 150-pound dummies, and wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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