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The following guide is to be used by prospective candidates to the Cheshire Fire Department in preparation for the physical agility test. All prospective candidates to be performing the function of a Fire Fighter with the Cheshire Fire Department must successfully complete this test in order to be considered for membership within the Cheshire Fire Department.

Questions regarding the agility test or the application process should be directed to one of our Recruiting Officers at

Station #1  Section 2-3.1 -  Endurance

The candidate, after successfully completing the medical examination and with written authorization of the examining physician, shall complete one of the following:


(a) Run 1.5 miles within 13 minutes


Run Option - Applicant must submit a physician’s note stating the inability to perform the 1.5 mile run. Attach a physicians note to this form. If opting out of the run, chose one of the following options as an alternative to the 1.5 mile run.


(b) Walk 3 miles within 38 minutes


(c) Bicycle 4 miles within 12 minutes


(d) Swim 500 yards within 8 minutes and 20 seconds 


(e) Run in place - 75 steps per minute for 15 minutes


(f) Run on motorized horizontal treadmill at 10 miles per hour for 6 minutes


(g) Climb stairs consisting of 10 steps at 9 round trips per minute for 9 minutes

Station #2 - Section 2-3.2 - Bent-knee Sit-ups

The candidate shall perform 35 bent knee sit-ups within 2 minutes  

Station #3  Section 2-3.3

The candidate shall complete one of the following tasks:


(a) Flexed arm hang -  minimum 8 seconds -  Palms away


(b) Pull-ups -  minimum of 7- Palms away


(c) Push-ups -  Standard -  minimum 25  

Station #4 - Section 2-3.4

The candidate, given a beam secured to a level floor and measuring 20 feet (6m) long by 3 to 4 inches (76 to 102mm) wide, and given a length of fire hose weighing at least 20 pounds (9kg), shall walk the length of the beam, carrying the length of hose, without falling off, or stepping off the beam. 

Station #5 Section 2-3.5 

The candidate, given a weight of 125 pounds (57kg), shall lift the weight from the floor and carry the weight 100 feet (30.5m) without stopping.  

Station #6 Section 2-3.6

The candidate, starting from an erect position with feet apart, the distance closely approximating shoulder width, shall move a 15 pound (7kg) weight in the following manner:


1: Bend over, grasp the weight with both hands while it is at a point on the floor between the feet, and


2: Lift the weight to waist level, then


3: Place the weight on the floor approximately 12 inches (305mm) outside the left foot, and


4: Without letting go, raise the weight to waist level, and


5: Touch it to the floor about 12 inches (305mm) outside the right foot. 


The weight shall then be moved alternately in this fashion from left foot, to waist level, to right foot, to waist level, to left foot until it has been moved 7 times in each direction with the total horizontal distance of travel being at least 24 inches (610 mm) more than the space between the feet for each of the 14 moves. This shall be done in less than 35 seconds.



Questions about the Agility Test? Please contact one of our Recruiting Officers at:

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