I would like to know about the lift test also. I got a call from acadian and have schedualed a interveiw in May. The lady I spoke with was telling me that I can get the interview and lift test done in one day.
Dont do any illegal drugs, work out and practice lifting techniques used in ems...dead lift...squats but dont strain or over work as to injure yourself before the test. Sometimes they have you practice loading and unloading the cot (I have heard of this but not experienced it but...they may only give you a few tries so keep that in mind) As for interview...search for interviewing tips...are are a lot on here that you should find useful. Dress appropriatly but if you are doing the life test, maybe bring a change of clothes unless you are comfortable lifting in a tie and jacket....Also let me know how it goes because I am looking into applying to Acadian at the end of the summer once i get my reciprocity paperwork confirmed.
Lift test: The backboard is hinged in the air on one side (to simulate your partner). The other end is on the floor. Pick up the backboard (which will have weights on it) from ground level and place it on a box that will be like 4 ft tall. Its so easy a cavman could do it. Seriously it is very simple.
AAA Ambulance of MS supposedly has a lift test where you must do like 200+ pounds 6 times. Thats all I know. Don't fret though, I know alot of people that really don't look like they could be EMTs. Your legs are pretty strong no matter how weak you are, just use proper form on the lifts and it won't be too hard. And good luck, I have been trying to get on with Acadian in the Northshore area for 2+months now, but they are not interested in part time EMTs.