One of my favorite clients, the City of Sugar Land, Texas has posted a fantastic video which details the physical readiness test we helped to develop and validate.
The Sugar Land Fire Department has posted this explanation on YouTube for applicants and others interested in test conduction.
This is a best practice we have tried to get clients to strongly consider. Realistic, video-based depictions of the job have great value in self-selecting candidates, supporting standards, and defending job actions should they become necessary. In the instance of the fire service, where we have suggested an emphasis on job-task simulation testing, such a video serves to inform folks about the demands of the test and of the job.