Want To Be A Firefighter? Here’s How To Take The Required Physical Abilities Test

September 16, 2023

Escambia County Fire Rescue will hold a physical abilities test on Monday, September 25.

The tests will take place at Pensacola Fire Department Station 4, at 1 North “Q” Street 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. Click here to apply for the certified firefighter or cadet positions.

In order to become an Escambia County Firefighter, participants must pass the test. Interviews for those who pass the test will take place the following day.

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 a starting pay of $41,698 and numerous benefits including competitive pay and health benefits, a 48/96 schedule, 14 paid holidays, special teams’ incentive pay, and more.


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