Cornelius firefighters this month face the department’s annual Job Related Physical Agility Test (JRPAT) – a series of labor-intensive tasks that mimic those a firefighter might encounter at the scene of a fire, including: climbing stairs, deploying attack lines and charge lines (hoses), dragging a body, lifting a roof ladder, pulling down a ceiling and breaking through a wall for ventilation. Firefighters complete the tasks wearing full gear, which can way as much as 60 pounds, and must do so in about 10 minutes or less.
CorneliusNews.net visited Station 1 during the testing, and watched as firefighters Jeff Tracey and Robert Bivens ran their tests. See photos below. Read the full story