National Testing Network provides convenient, professional administration of
its proprietary firefighter physical ability test, the Firefighter Mile, which
serves as an alternative to the CPAT. Results are available for verification
by any Network department or via a candidate printed letter. Each Firefighter
Mile registration includes one orientation session which may last between 30
minutes and 1 hour.
The price for the FFM is $95. If the department you are testing for provides
vouchers, you will be asked for your voucher information at the checkout
Each department decides what FFM results they will accept. IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED
THE FFM AT A TESTING CENTER OTHER THAN NTN, you must contact the departments
on your list to confirm that they will accept your FFM results.
Schedule a Firefighter Mile
The Firefighter Mile (FFM) is a physical ability test for firefighters. It is
designed to evaluate entry level firefighter candidates on the essential
physical capabilities required to satisfactorily perform their job duties.
FFM is based on decades of research in physical ability testing and extensive
job analysis data collected from various fire departments.
The FFM consists of 10 events designed to simulate critical, physically demanding
tasks faced by firefighters during an emergency. Each event has a separate time
limit, and the test overall lasts approximately 20 minutes.
For more information about the FFM and to prepare yourself for this test, we strongly
recommend that you read the Candidate Orientation Guide and view the
Candidate Orientation Video.
If you fail to sign any of the following forms, you will fail the Firefighter Mile. All of these forms will be provided by National
Testing Network. At your scheduled session, begin by completing:
At the conclusion of the Firefighter Mile, you must sign:
You will be required to present a valid government issued photo ID (Driver’s License/State ID Card, Military ID,
Passport or Visa) when you sign in on test day. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PROPER IDENTIFICATION.
You must arrive to the test wearing a long or short sleeve shirt, long pants, and close-toed shoes. Jewelry (including
watches) is not permitted. All other gear will be provided (gloves, etc.) for you at the testing center. YOU WILL NOT
BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PROPER CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR.