What are requirements for physical conditioning?

You've seen the descriptions of our Physical Agility Test (PAT); however, if hired, you must also pass an in-depth physical. This physical is rigorous

For some reason, since COVID, an increasing number of applicants are not passing our pre-employment physical. Being slender or simply being a weight lifter, does not ensure that you will definitely pass our physical. Your cardio health is an important measure of your physical capabilities. 

Your cardio health is an important measure of your physical capabilities.  

Your cardio health is an important measure of your physical capabilities. (Yes, we meant to list that three times.)

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1. I have some certifications and I've got firefighting experience. Am I really an Entry Level Fire Recruit?
2. Will I be paid when I'm in the Academy?
3. What can I expect on the written test for Fire RECRUITS?
4. Is the starting salary negotiable?
5. Do you have any tips for applying?
6. I already have some certifications. If I'm hired, will I have to attend the full academy?
7. What time does the academy start each day?
8. How long does the academy last?
9. I'm really nervous about testing for EMT classes. Will I be able to pass?
10. Do you allow any exemptions for the COVID vaccine?
11. What would my schedule look like when I go into Operations?
12. How often does the DFD hire?
13. I have some EMT certifications. Will I still go through an entire academy?
14. If I'm hired, what documents will I need before beginning employment?
15. What shot records will I need?
16. Are there any residency requirements for City of Durham Firefighters?
17. Does the City of Durham provide temporary housing or relocation expenses?
18. What are requirements for physical conditioning?
19. Still got questions?