Physical agility test questions.

ambulancegirl08

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Hello to all,
i just join this forum and i found it interesting. I wanted to take the time to ask this question. i am schedule to take the emt fdny physical agility test over this weekend i wanted to know if any of you have any advice , tips, what should i expect and stuff, im excited and nervous at the same time. so please i would appreciate any input. thanks
 

tydek07

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Hey,

Although I cannot answer your question, as I haven't had to take a physical agility test yet.... I thought I would just stop by and welcome you to emtlife. So Welcome to EMT life :D

Take Care,
 

EMTCop86

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FDNY EMS Physical Ability Test is fairly easy, it involves

A stairmaster: 59 steps/second with a 40 lb weightd vest

Lifting with your arms: you basically have to pull a stationary chain and create enough force with your arms 3 times

Pushing some sort of bike wheel "ergonometer" a certain number of revolutions while lasting for 2 minutes

Lifting with your legs: same thing as the arm lift but they make you change your form to involve your legs

the bottom line with this test is if you smoke DONT, most people who were doing bad smoked cigarettes and it was very noticeable on the wheel section
http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.php?p=761703
 

KEVD18

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lift with your legs
 

CPG

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on the ems crew i applied for there is a physical agility requirment you haveb to pass.

1. gather First out bag, O2 bag, and Automatic Monitor, and go after 2 flights of stairs, Stop and preform 2 minutes of CPR, then get your gear and run the stairs again. There is a time limit, but i forget what it is.

2. Go to the 185 pound rescue randy. Pull by the underarms to a distance of 100 feet. Once again there is a time requirement.

3. Go to the ambulance. Locate stretcher and 75lb. weight. Load into ambulance and lock into place. The cot is against the catch stop in the ambulance, with the wheels collapsed. You have to lift it into the bus.
 

MedicMeJJB

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Good luck!
 

OldDogNewTrick

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how much weights on those tests ?

Thanks for listing that we have to
Lift a stationary chain, crank an ergonometer and lift with legs.

But how much weight is on that stationary chain ?
How much resistance is that ergonometer set to ?
How much weight to lift with the legs ?

Please be as specific with these as it was with the stair test.

It lets me know how prepared (or unprepared) I am for the test.
That way I don't show up and get a surprise.

Can someone advise what specific exercises I can do at the gym to prepare ?
Is there a book or website that is dedicated to training exercises FOR ems ?
 

feldy

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good tip i got recently to keep your back straight...lift with your legs and look up.
 

Aidey

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You would probably be able to find the info by googling "FDNY fitness test" or searching the firehouse.com forums.
 

STXmedic

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This guy weighs about 220lbs and has knee problems. He could probably pass it... Now somebody who's 200lbs and 4'10" with knee problems might be less likely...

The point- There isn't enough information to tell you accurately.
 

Rescuelou123

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ok I'm 290 pounds ex smoker and does 6 hours of cardo a week and also with knee pain. Can i pass the ems physical agility test in three wks.
 

Mufasa556

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What kind of cardio are you doing?


This was posted on Reddit about six months ago regarding the EMS test.
1. Stairmaster with a 40lb vest for 3 minutes.

2. Squat a bar that's chained to ground to see how much you can lift with your legs.

3. Arm endurance thing where you peddle bike peddles with your hands for two minutes.
I would go to the gym and do the Stairmaster for 3mins to see where you're at, but Remember that you're going to be adding 40lbs on top of your current weight. If the above is accurate, the test is pretty simple. Just show up and give it everything you've got. Don't quit.
 

Rescuelou123

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Hey I'm taking my Physical agility test the 18th and just want to know what i have to do to pass the exam. Also when will I get my results of the exam. How long I must wait for the results to be placed in the EMS Academy.
 

Mikef19

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How did you make out on the test? Taking mine this Saturday. From what I'm told, it will still be a while
Before you hear anything else after passing the agility. Then you will get called for background, psych, etc.
 
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