The job of a firefighter is one of the most physically demanding jobs in the world. It requires high levels of cardiopulmonary endurance, muscular strength and muscular endurance. The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) consists of eight critical physical tasks that simulate actual job duties on the fire ground. The Fort Wayne Fire Department uses the CPAT to evaluate a candidate's physical ability to perform essential job tasks. Below are two links you can view to familiarize yourself with the CPAT.