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Firefighters must carry an array of specialized tools and equipment that can weigh over 70 pounds, plus a breathing apparatus that weighs 40 pounds.
PAT – Applicants must pass the written test to proceed to the Physical Ability Test (PAT). The PAT is required for those who do not possess a CPAT certificate with a date of passing within the past 24 months. Applicants who pass the PAT will be eligible for an oral board interview. Proof of successful completion of the PAT is required to move forward in the process.
Yes. The City of Charleston Fire Department will only accept CPAT certification from other “licensed” agencies or municipalities. You must show proof of successful completion from a licensed agency prior to your scheduled oral board interview.