Thursday, December 14, 2017

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST INFORMATION

All tasks will be completed in order from start to finish. The candidate will not be allowed any breaks between tasks or may not stop or rest during any task. This will disqualify them from the agility test and the hiring process.

All exercises will be performed with the candidate wearing a weighted air pack (forty-five pounds), protective helmet, leather gloves, long pants, tee shirt and running shoes.  The weighted air pack, protective helmet, and leather gloves will be provided by Horry County Fire/Rescue.


  1. Keiser Sled – The candidate will stand on the platform and using an 8-pound sledgehammer to strike the Keiser Sled. The sled must be moved 5 feet. Once the sled has gone the 5 feet, the candidate will walk 200 feet to task #2.
  2. Charged Hose Drag - The candidate will pick up the nozzle end of a 1.75” charged hose line and advance it 75’. Once the candidate passes the 75’ line they are to place the hose on the ground and advance to task #3.
  3. The Stair Climb – The candidate will begin at the start line with a 50’ section of 2.5” hose on their shoulder.  They will then walk 100’ turn and come back to stairs. Then they will proceed to climb stairs up and down(one set) for 4 revolutions. Once done candidate will walk 100’ turn and advance to task #4.
  4. Pike Pole Simulator – The candidate will pick up the 45-pound bar and extend it up and down. These must be full extension upward with both arms and then return them back down, repeat this 10 times. Once this is complete the candidate will pick up the hose pack and move to stairs once again to repeat 4 revolutions up and down. Then the candidate will walk 100’ turn and come back to stairs to finish last revolution. Once they have completed 3rd walk up they will drop pack at the top and start task #5.
  5. Hose Hoist – The candidate will grasp the rope, which is attached to a 50-foot section of 2.5” hose, and begin pulling the hose up to the top of the bleachers. The hose must be pulled up and over the top rail and placed on the top of the bleachers. The candidate must not allow the rope to slip out of their hands. Once the hose is placed on the top step the candidate will now walk down the stairs and over to task #6
  6. The Victim Drag – The candidate will bend at their knees, using proper lifting techniques, and grasp the dummy under the armpits. They will then drag the 100+ pound dummy 100’ to the finish line.
  7. Ladder Climb – The candidate will climb a ladder extended approx. 35 feet 




To view a more detail description to the Agility Test please watch the video below:


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