In order to become a part-time firefighter for the Township, you must have successfully completed a Physical Abilities Test within the past year from the date of hire with Miami Township. If you have not completed a physical abilities test please contact one of the following locations in order to take the test.
12 South Street
Cedarville, Ohio 45314
11865 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45252
Contact: Division Chief Allen Walls at firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Riverside
1791 Harshman Road
Riverside, Ohio 45424
4398 Clyo Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Contact: Joann Zimmerman at email@example.com
Kettering Health Network: (Self pay):
As an alternative to the above city and township venues, you may choose to complete a Physical Agilities Test through Kettering Health Network at their Yankee Medical Center location. This option will cost each applicant $125.00 for the initial assessment.
Kettering Health Network
Yankee Medical Center
Location: Athletic Workshop
7677 Yankee street suite 110
Centerville Oh 45459
Contact: Rita Detmer at 937-477-4269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Barring unforeseen circumstances, you should be able to schedule an appointment for testing within 2-3 days of contact. Testing will take approximately 2 hours. You will be asked to sign a release waiver so that the results may be sent directly to the Miami Township Human Resources Department.
The Firefighter/Paramedic Physical Abilities Test includes but is not limited to the following:
Firefighter candidates will perform non-material and material handling portions of testing wearing their full turnout gear including air pack. Or Firefighter candidates will perform non-material and material handling portions of testing wearing a 29 lb weighted vest. No turnout gear or weighted vest will be worn for frequent lift test.
NON-MATERIAL HANDLING TEST REQUIREMENTS INVOLVE THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
* Walking, standing, crawling (standard and combat crawl), climb stairs / ladder with flexibility maneuvers while on ladder, balance, reach forward, reach back, bending, squatting, kneeling.
* Finger Coordination: dexterity test
MATERIAL HANDLING TEST REQUIREMENTS INVOLVE THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
* Floor to waist lift (requirement 90 lbs)
* Waist to shoulder lift (requirement 87 lbs)
* Shoulder to overhead lift (force requirement is determined by reach height / ladder lift force chart)
* Horizontal Push (requirement 103 lbs); Horizontal Pull (requirement 109 lbs)
* Rope-Pull down for extension ladder raising simulation 30 lbs resistance with time requirement
* Shoulder to Overhead repetitive chopping with axe
* Frequent lifting: Performance of a repetitive lifting test is performed without turnout gear or weighted vest.
* Floor to waist: Requirement 45 lbs Waist to shoulder: Requirement 44 lbs
Biomechanics application: Candidate’s performance of safe body mechanics application is monitored throughout testing process i.e. and test can be stopped if candidate is unable to perform test activities using safe body mechanics.
Activity tolerance / Endurance level: Rated during test activity performance by monitoring heart rate throughout testing. There are standardized tests that include criteria for pass/fail for “American Medical Association” standards for age related ratings of 85 percent heart rate, (max allowance).
Comments: (i.e., problem solving, ability to follow directions, motor skills) are documented on test form which is sent to Lisa R. deGuzman, Miami Township, upon completion of testing.
Pass / Fail: Candidate must pass all criteria requirements of test for test to be considered a “Pass.” If candidate is not able to pass all criteria, then test is considered a “Failed test.” Candidate can opt out of test at any time after any part of criteria is not met, or evaluator can decide to stop testing if evaluator determines it is not safe to continue with test, candidate can choose the option of attempting to complete testing to determine areas that candidate will need to work on, if decision is made for re-test, candidate must wait a minimum of three (3) months before attempting to retest.