"Biddle" Physical Agility Test


Days: Second Saturday of each month
Time: 0800 - 1200
Location: Rio Hondo College Public Safety Training Center - Rio Hondo Fire Academy
Instructor: Gerry Wallace (Retired Fire Chief) and Engineer Noble
Cost Per Test: Free (Requested donation of $5.00 for maintenance of gloves, hose and test supplies)

Location:
w Rio Hondo College Public Safety Training Center / RHC Fire Academy

Rio Hondo Fire Academy is located in the city of Santa Fe Springs, next to Santa Fe Springs F.D. Headquarters at Station 1.
The address is 11400 Greenstone Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 (Main cross street - Lakeland)


LOS ANGELES AREA /ORANGE COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS
FIREFIGHTER PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT:

Turnout coat (with liner), breathing apparatus, helmet and firefighting gloves, equipment will be provided by Rio Hondo College if needed. Candidate must use breathing apparatus provided.

PASSING TIME:

9 minutes and 34 seconds or less

EVENT 1 - DRY HOSE DEPLOYMENT

Candidate advances 150-feet of 1.75-inch dry hose with nozzle, around two obstacles.

EVENT 2 - CHARGED HOSE DEPLOYMENT

Candidate advances charged 1.75-inch hose with nozzle, 70-feet, 32-feet of the hose deployment involves stooping or crawling while advancing the hose into a narrowing hallway.

EVENT 3 - HALYARD RAISE

Candidate raises and lowers the fly section of a 35-foot aluminum extension ladder one time.

EVENT 4 - ROOF WALK

Candidate ascends and descends a 14-foot ladder attached to a simulated-pitched roof with a chain saw in his or her hand.


EVENT 5 - ATTIC CRAWL

Candidate crawls a distance of 20-feet across a simulated attic-joist floor, while carrying a simulated flashlight in his or her hand.

EVENT 6 - ROOF VENTILATION

Candidate stands on a simulated-pitched roof and strikes a padded area 30 times with an 8-pound sledgehammer.

EVENT 7 - VICTIM REMOVAL

Candidate carries or drags a 154-pound dummy around two obstacles 13 feet apart.

EVENT 8 - LADDER REMOVAL / CARRY

Candidate removes a 24 foot aluminum extension ladder from mounting bracket, carries the ladder around a diamond shaped course 54 feet long and replaces the ladder back on the mounting brackets.

EVENT 9 - STAIR CLIMB WITH HOSE PACK

Candidate ascends to the 4th floor of the tower, using the stairs, carrying a 49- pound hose pack. Drops the hose pack and performs event 10. Candidate then descends the tower, using the same stairs, to the first floor carrying the hose pack.

EVENT 10 - ATTIC CRAWL

Candidate crawls on hands and knees on the 4th floor of the tower for a distance of 60 feet. This will be done when candidate is performing event 9.

EVENT 11 - HOSE HOIST

Candidate will ascend to the 3rd floor of the tower, using the stairs, carrying 2 air bottles weighing 29 pounds (connected with a 2 foot strap). After dropping off the air bottles the candidate will then hoist up a 100 foot section of extended 1.75-inch hose line with nozzle, up and through the window, picking up the air bottles and descending the tower to the finish line, ending the test.