The Health Assessment Process

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Candidates must have the ability to engage in strenuous physical effort for prolonged periods as required. In order to evaluate a candidates overall health, candidates will go through a comprehensive assessment process. Candidates must be able to pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), must be able to pass a medical and physical exam that includes but is not limited to urinalysis, vision, hearing, chest x-ray, blood work, pulmonary function, EKG, urine/ breath alcohol test(BAT) and drug screen, exam of organ systems for abnormalities, and respirator fit test – in accordance with the current approved NFPA 1582.

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