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Qualification Test

The Georgia Smoke Diver Qualification Test is an indoctrination and screening tool for acceptance into the Smoke Diver course.  Candidates are tested on their Firefighter I cognitive knowledge as well as their physical abilities.  The FF I test consist of 50 multiple choice questions, in which the candidate must have a minimum score of 80% to continue.  The physical ability portion includes 6 events which are timed and scored.  The events include: 10 palms-away pull ups, 25 pike pole pulls, 5-story stair ascent and descent with hose-pack, equipment hoist, rescue drag and a 1.5 mile run.

Suggested Pre-Qualification Test Workout

Georgia Smoke Diver Qualification Test Package

Those individuals with the highest combined scores are accepted to the program.  Those failing to meet the minimum points or time requirement for any single evolution are disqualified from the process and must reapply for a future Georgia Smoke Diver Qualification Test.

Suggested Post-Qualification Test Workout

Upon acceptance to the program you will be emailed a full application packet which includes:

GPSTC Student Authorization Form (In-State only)

Certificate of Physical Examination

Certificate of Proof of Workers Compensation

Instructions for payments (if applicable)

 

Pictures of a Typical Qualification Test Day

Candidates waiting in line to check in for the Qualification Test.

qual test line

 

Taking the written test.

qual test written

 

The dreaded pull-ups / rope climb.

qual test pullups

 

The pike pole pull simulates pulling down a ceiling to check for fire.

qual test pikepole

 

Candidate coming down the stair climb.

qual test stairclimb

 

The equipment hoist challenges your upper body and grip strength.

qual test equiphoist

 

Rescue drag must be done in less than 40 seconds.

qual test drag

 

Candidates starting the 1.5 mile run.

qual test run

 

The instructors carefully score every evolution.

qual test scoring

 

These candidates have completed the Qualification Test.  Now they wait to see if they scored high enough to make the class.

qual test checkout

 

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