The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is used to test the fitness of candidates for hire as Amarillo firefighters.
Please note: Beginning in August 2018, the Amarillo fire Department will be scheduling those who take and pass the Civil Service entrance exam for a CPAT. We will NOT accept a CPAT from other organizations. If you intend to become an Amarillo firefighter, you MUST attend a scheduled CPAT after your entrance exam.
There are three components to the CPAT:
- CPAT Orientation–the days scheduled as ORIENTATION are intended as an opportunity for candidates to become familiar with CPAT tasks and apparatus.
- CPAT Practice–the days scheduled as PRACTICE are intended to allow candidates an opportunity to complete a timed practice run using actual CPAT apparatus and complete the entire course. During these days, weather and staff permitting, you may be given an opportunity to take the test. If you choose to take the test, you will be required sign a waiver acknowledging that the ORIENTATION/PRACTICE sessions were made available to you.
- CPAT Test–the day scheduled as TEST is a test day only. There will be no opportunity for practice and/or orientation. You will be required to watch a short video outlining the test.
- CPAT Events are conducted at the AFD training Center 12400 NE 8th Ave.