Fire and Rescue

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:00AM-4:30PM M-F
12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
John S. Butler
Fire Chief

Written Exam and Physical Abilities Test (PAT)

Written Exam 

The test consists of 155 multiple choice questions, takes two and half hours, and covers cognitive ability and behavioral orientation questions.  The FCFRD utilizes the National Firefighter Selection Inventory test.  Applicants wishing to purchase a study guide may contact 800-343-4473 or order online

Physical Abilities Test (PAT)

The physical abilities test (PAT) is a sequence of physical challenges designed to determine a candidate’s physical fitness. Upon completion of this test, applicants will receive an appointment for the next step in the process.    

Applicants who have completed IAFF CPAT within 12 months from the date of application with an IAFF certified facility, can be exempted from taking PAT in the application process contingent on the verification of their certification.

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