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The Ladder Climb Exercise


On August 4, 2011, the State of Illinois enacted Public Act 097-0251, which mandates new firefighter candidate physical ability test requirements.  Candidates are now obligated to participate in a ladder climb exercise and demonstrate an ability to operate from heights.


The Ladder Climb Exercise

Candidates participating in the CPAT Test at NIPSTA have the opportunity to participate in a ladder climb exercise that conforms with the new State law.  This exercise is not related to the CPAT, and will not impact a candidate's CPAT test result in any way.  A certificate of completion will be issued to those who successfully complete the exercise.

The ladder climb exercise at NIPSTA will challenge a candidate's ability to climb to the top of an extended ground ladder that is in a fixed, inclined position.  The candidate will then be required to retreat on the ladder to ground level.  Safety information and event instructions will be provided to all candidates prior to the exercise.

Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy
2300 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: 847-998-8090 • Fax: 847-998-8091

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