This event is designed to simulate the critical tasks of climbing stairs in full protective clothing while carrying fire fighting equipment, specifically a high-rise pack (hose bundle). This event challenges the candidate's aerobic capacity, lower body muscular endurance and ability to balance. This event affects the aerobic energy system as well as the following muscle groups: quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, calves, and lower back stabilizers.
The CPAT Preparation Guide (PDF) is a valuable resource in preparing for the test.
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