The Physical Abilities Testing course is completed by all personnel once per year and is the entry level physical fitness course utilized during the hiring process. The course is designed to replicate movements experienced during firefighting efforts while providing a challenging assessment of strength and metabolic conditioning through ten (10) stations. Participants may not stop during the Physical Abilities Testing and must make continual forward progress throughout the course. Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the test.
The Fire Services Training Center is a modern facility with classrooms and office space for the training staff, a large driver training pad, burn building / training tower, and drafting pit.
The center has a staff of 4 that provide instruction for HCFS personnel in the areas of fire suppression, basic and advanced emergency medical care, technical rescue, and hazardous materials.
Training center personnel ensure that our Firefighter/EMTs are not only trained to do their jobs properly, but in compliance with local, state and national requirements: such as, Georgia State Requirements, National Registry, Insurance Services Office, Driver's License, NIMS compliance, promotional requirements, etc.
After Action Review
The facts of an incident are examined, by bringing everyone together and discussing the incident to determine areas where our members performed well, as well as areas that could be improved upon. These areas are all documented and later published so that all members may learn from the incident.